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Neanderthal Dna

Ancient Bones Show Neanderthal 'Stereotype' All Wrong

Inside Science | Joel N. Shurkin | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

(Inside Science) - Neanderthals, the now-extinct cousins of modern humans, have a reputation of living lives that were brutal, primitive and short. Th...

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...

LOTS Of Neanderthal DNA May Hide In Modern Humans

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.29.2014 | Science

At least one-fifth of the Neanderthal genome may lurk within modern humans, influencing the skin, hair and diseases people have today, researchers say...

What We Learned About Human Origins In 2013

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi, | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the possibility that the earliest humans were actually all one species were among the human-e...

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...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Your DNA Contributes To Humanity's Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

Our human lineage is not actually linear. In fact, it's more of a branching tree, telling the story of our origins in Africa and our migrations throug...

Fossilized Toe Yields Detailed Map Of Protohumans' DNA

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.19.2013 | Science

BERLIN — Researchers in Germany said Tuesday they have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome and are making it fre...

Communicating Science, Caveman Style

David Rejeski | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
David Rejeski

The headline in the Britain's Daily Mail tabloid was hard to miss: "Wanted: Adventurous Woman to Give Birth to Neanderthal Man, Harvard Professor seeks Mother for Cloned Cave Baby."

Geneticist Clarifies 'Neanderthal Baby' Comments

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

NEW YORK -- A prominent genetics expert from Harvard Medical School wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He is NOT looking for a woman to bear a N...

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.