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As much as 2.6% of your DNA is from Neanderthals. This is what it's doing - Los Angeles Times

Modern humans are a little more Neanderthal than we thought. A highly detailed genetic analysis of a Neanderthal woman who lived about 52,000 years ago suggests that our extinct evolutionary cousins still influence our risk of having a heart attack, ...and more »

Humans Today Have Even More Neanderthal DNA Than We Realized - Gizmodo

A international team of researchers has completed one of the most detailed analyses of a Neanderthal genome to date. Among the many new findings, the researchers learned that Neanderthals first mated with modern humans a surprisingly long time ago, ...and more »

New Clues to How Neanderthal Genes Affect Your Health - National Geographic

If your arthritis is bad today or you're slathering on aloe for an early autumn sunburn, Neanderthals may be partly to blame. Scientists announced today the second complete, high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome, made using the 52,000-year ...and more »

You May Be More 'Neanderthal' Than You Thought - Live Science

A female Neanderthal who lived in what is now Croatia 52,000 years ago is revealing that our "caveman" relatives may have passed on genes that play roles in cholesterol levels, eating disorders, arthritis and other diseases today, the researchers who ...and more »

Neanderthals Weren't as Incestuous as We Thought, Ancient DNA Reveals - Newsweek

Scientists have sequenced the genome of a female Neanderthal that died about 50,000 years ago in Croatia. It's the fifth successful Neanderthal genome sequencing, and only the second one of high quality, according to the results published today in ...and more »

Neanderthals didn't give us red hair but they certainly changed the way we sleep - Phys.Org

Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly two percent of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins. It's difficult to imagine why our early ancestors would have mated with them. Neanderthals were a different ...and more »

Neanderthal Genes Help Shape How Many Modern Humans Look - NPR

Neanderthals died out some 30,000 years ago, but their genes live on within many of us. DNA from our shorter, stockier cousins may be influencing skin tone, ease of tanning, hair color and sleeping patterns of those of present-day Europeans, according ...and more »

We share even more DNA with Neanderthals than we thought - Wired.co.uk

Hidden in a cave in northern Croatia, a fragment of bone from a woman that lived 52,000 years has revealed its secrets, suggesting that we're even closer to our evolutionary ancestors than we thought. This is only the second time that we've sequenced ...and more »

Struggling to get a tan? Blame your Neanderthal ancestors - Telegraph.co.uk

If you struggle to get a tan, consider yourself a night owl or are plagued with arthritis, then your Neanderthal ancestors could be to blame, a new genetic study has shown. Although Neanderthals are often portrayed in drawings as swarthy, in fact they ...and more »

Blame Neanderthal Genes for Your Bad Habits and Good Looks - Inverse

About 50,000 years ago, a group of early Homo sapiens traveled from Africa to Europe, encountered Neanderthals, and boned them. The consequences of this primordial coitus are evident in some humans today: Between one and five percent of modern ...and more »