Apparent Variation in Neanderthal Admixture among African Populations is Consistent with Gene Flow from Non-African Populations

@inproceedings{Wang2013ApparentVI,
  title={Apparent Variation in Neanderthal Admixture among African Populations is Consistent with Gene Flow from Non-African Populations},
  author={Shuoguo Wang and Joseph Lachance and Sarah A Tishkoff and Jayne Hey and Jinchuan Xing},
  booktitle={Genome biology and evolution},
  year={2013}
}
Recent studies have found evidence of introgression from Neanderthals into modern humans outside of sub-Saharan Africa. Given the geographic range of Neanderthals, the findings have been interpreted as evidence of gene exchange between Neanderthals and modern humans descended from the Out-of-Africa (OOA) migration. Here, we examine an alternative interpretation in which the introgression occurred earlier within Africa, between ancestors or relatives of Neanderthals and a subset of African… CONTINUE READING

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