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The first partial genome of Neanderthals has revealed they probably interbred with humans
"Today, we estimate that people who live outside of Africa … are about one to four per cent Neanderthal,"
The researchers were able to collect enough small fragments of DNA — more than a billion in all — to have at least one copy of 60 per cent of the entire genome of Neanderthal.
"What's interesting is that many of the genes in these regions have to do with cognition … with brain function," he sai
For example, mutations in these genes have been linked to Down syndrome, schizophrenia and autism.