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Continued: Your inner Neanderthal: Fossil bits of Neanderthal DNA hide in human genome, influence skin

  • Article by: SETH BORENSTEIN , Associated Press
  • Last update: January 29, 2014 - 3:15 PM

Three outside scientists praised the two studies, which used different techniques to reach similar conclusions. And those conclusions were so close to each other and standard evolution theory that it all fits together in a scary way for scientists used to findings that surprise, said New York University anthropology professor Todd Disotell.

Disotell recently had his genome tested by a private company and found he's got more Neanderthal DNA than most people, about 2.9 percent: "I'm quite proud of that."

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