Skip to content

Old, old Neanderthals

September 22, 2015

A genomic analysis of Sima fossils suggests that modern humans split from Neanderthals and Denisovans further past than once thought, more than a half-million years. Nonetheless, recent interbreeding with Neanderthals and Denisovans is responsible for modern humans having a range of interesting traits, including a gene that gives Tibetans better tolerance of high altitudes.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: