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A Neandertal Legacy?

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Science  17 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5802, pp. 1071
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5802.1071

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Summary

The Neandertal nuclear DNA sequenced to date raises the possibility that Neandertals interbred with modern humans (see main text). Now a handful of other studies are finding traces of Neandertal genes in living people. (Read more.)