Africans, too, carry Neanderthal genetic legacy.

  title={Africans, too, carry Neanderthal genetic legacy.},
  author={Michael Price},
  volume={367 6477},
  • M. Price
  • Published 31 January 2020
  • History
  • Science
For the first time, significant and widespread sequences of Neanderthal ancestry have been detected in modern African populations. It was widely assumed that Africans possessed little Neanderthal DNA because modern humans only interbred with them once migrating out of Africa. Yet by using a new statistical model that estimates whether stretches of modern DNA are inherited from an ancient reference population—in this case, Neanderthals—the researchers behind a new study learned that five…