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Gaynor Vincent

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Gaynor Vincent asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi, what can new techniques tell us about  if humans interbreed with other hominid species such as Neanderthals? thanks

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 06/05/2010 09:30:03 by _system »


 

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How can we tell if humans and Neanderthals interbred?
« Reply #1 on: 06/05/2010 19:26:31 »
I've always had my suspicions- my brother certainly looks neanderthal! [:0]
 

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How can we tell if humans and Neanderthals interbred?
« Reply #2 on: 06/05/2010 21:11:53 »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Valuev

Pick on someone your own size, (He's seven feet tall  [:0] ).

« Last Edit: 07/05/2010 00:49:38 by RD »
 

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How can we tell if humans and Neanderthals interbred?
« Reply #3 on: 06/05/2010 21:53:22 »
This just showed up. It seems Bass may be quite correct.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100506/ap_on_sc/us_sci_neanderthal_genes
 

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How can we tell if humans and Neanderthals interbred?
« Reply #4 on: 07/05/2010 11:30:46 »
Very interesting research on this subject has just been published



http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/328/5979/710
 

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How can we tell if humans and Neanderthals interbred?
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