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Graphic shows timeline of human interaction with Neanderthals.


Neanderthal genome sequenced

By Duncan Mil

May 5, 2010 - Researchers have sequenced the genetic blueprint of Neanderthals from bones found in Croatia and compared the genome with those of five present-day humans. The results reveal that 1-4% of human genes were derived from Neanderthals and the two species most likely interbred.

PUBLISHED: 06/05/2010; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Musée de l'Homme, Paris