Diary of a Demented Store Owner

Friday, 7 May 2010

Neanderthal DNA Lives On in Modern Humans!

A decade after scientists first cracked the human genome, scientists have announced today in Science that they have done the same for Neanderthals, the species of hominid that existed from roughly 400,000 to 30,000 years ago. The genetic information turned up some intriguing findings, indicating, for instance, that at some point after early modern humans migrated out of Africa, they mingled and mated with Neanderthals, possibly in the Middle East or North Africa as early as 80,000 years ago.
Comparisons with DNA from modern humans show that some Neanderthal DNA has survived to the present day. Fantasy In Glass has gone one step further, and presents photographic proof here that this is the case.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love that picture...:-)