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From: "Ian Logan" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 4 percent Neanderthal?
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:21:31 -0000
Ken / List
If I understand things - the researchers are saying:
1. The Homo sapiens and Neanderthal lines separated some 500,000 years ago.
2. Time passed - possibly 200,000 years - and genes in each group varied distinctively over this
3. Then, there was sufficient contact between the 2 populations - outside Africa - to allow for
to get back into the Homo sapiens line.
BUT ... the mitochondrial evidence doesn't show any sign of this.
Not sure I am convinced yet ....
From: Ken Nordtvedt
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2011 9:20 PM
Subject: [DNA] 4 percent Neanderthal?
My question, to come, is driven by having a link to article on neanderthal genes in modern man not
Which of the below is being suggested by some researchers:
A. 4 percent of modern humans show pieces of genetic material inherited from Neanderthals; or
B. The typical or average modern human (perhaps outside of sub-sahara Africa) shows 4 percent of
his/her genetic material inherited from Neanderthals; or
C. Something else
Have the pieces of genetic material alleged to be inherited from Neanderthal been associated with
any phenotype attributes? Or is it "junk" dna material, or control dna material?
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