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Neanderthal Genes

EXPLAINED: Why Neanderthals, Modern Humans Are So Different

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderth...

Did Neanderthals Give Europeans Their Fat?

| Ann Gibbons | Posted 04.03.2014 | Science

Neanderthals and modern Europeans had something in common: They were fatheads of the same ilk. A new genetic analysis reveals that our brawny cousins...

Tiny Bone Reveals Shocking Truth About Neanderthal Sex

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the genetic changes that separate modern humans from their closest extinct relatives are amon...

Research Suggests Humans Had Sex With Extinct Related Species

Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

New research suggests that early humans mated with both Neanderthals as well as Denisovans, a recently-discovered early human species. Genomes fro...

Surprising Way Your Neanderthal Genes May Affect You

Garret LoPorto | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Garret LoPorto

The DRD4 7R gene makes you think like a Neanderthal. If you've got it, you're sensation-seeking, risk-taking, impulsive, and creative. We're ADHD, bipolar, and have addictive personalities.