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White people are related to Neanderthals??

Posted by on May. 4, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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EUROPEANS MORE CLOSELY RELATED TO NEANDERTHALS THAN AFRICANS

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Europeans may be closer to their Neanderthal cousins than previously thought, new research suggests.

Breeding with Neanderthals has long been known to have left its traces in the DNA of modern Europeans.

Scientists in Edinburgh have now confirmed that the genetic similarity between the two must have arisen after interbreeding in Europe and Asia, before our ancestors spread across the globe.

Previous research speculated that modern Europeans and Asians are related to Neanderthals because they originated from a similar sub-population in Africa.

Both groups evolved from a common ancestor in Africa before spreading to other parts of the world.

The two groups emerged at different times with Neanderthals leaving the African continent more than 200,000 years before humans did.

Now scientists at the University of Edinburgh and Wageningen University found the species mated in Europe and Asia thousands of years ago.

The research involved dividing up the genetic code of each sub-species to calculate the statistical likelihood of distant or recent interbreeding.

They traced the biological ties that exist between humans and the ancient species which are believed to have died out around 30,000 years ago.

The research found that the two per cent of neanderthal DNA which exists in people today came from the mating outside of Africa.

by on May. 4, 2014 at 12:48 PM
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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on May. 4, 2014 at 12:49 PM
hayliedlr
by JoAnna on May. 4, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Interesting.  I have heard that they interbreeded with us, So I can believe it.

EireLass
by Bronze Member on May. 4, 2014 at 2:24 PM
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I know some that may be in the running for the missing link........
offrdngal
by Terri on May. 4, 2014 at 2:38 PM
I was thinking the same thing.

Quoting EireLass: I know some that may be in the running for the missing link........
paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on May. 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Ha!

Quoting EireLass: I know some that may be in the running for the missing link........




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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on May. 4, 2014 at 3:30 PM

I know that theory was thrown about for a while. It's cool to see some research backing it up now :-)

Quoting hayliedlr:

Interesting.  I have heard that they interbreeded with us, So I can believe it.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














norwgnwood
by Member on May. 4, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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That explains my huge forehead and bushy eyebrows!
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SpiritFortress
by Member on May. 4, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Well, this would explain some of my odd behaviors....

143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on May. 5, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Not neanderthal..more of Mad Maggie..or a truck driver..(I curse..um...more than I should)

cjsmom1
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2014 at 7:00 AM

It doesn't really matter to me.

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