Your inner Neandertal

New study finds some DNA in modern humans was passed down from Neandertals

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM May 26, 2010

By Stephen Ornes

 

According to a new study, many modern humans might be walking around with a little caveman inside. Inside their cells, that is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist John Gurche created this bust showing what a Neandertal may have looked like.

 

Artist John Gurche created this bust showing what a Neandertal may have looked like.

 

© 2010, John Gurche; Smithsonian Institution

The Neandertals, now extinct, are ancient members of the human family tree. Neandertals, or Homo neanderthalensis, appeared about 300,000 years ago and anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, appeared about 25...

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