Resurrecting Surviving Neandertal Lineages from Modern Human Genomes

@article{Vernot2014ResurrectingSN,
  title={Resurrecting Surviving Neandertal Lineages from Modern Human Genomes},
  author={Benjamin Vernot and Joshua M. Akey},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={343},
  pages={1017-1021}
}
Anatomically modern humans overlapped and mated with Neandertals such that non-African humans inherit ~1 to 3% of their genomes from Neandertal ancestors. We identified Neandertal lineages that persist in the DNA of modern humans, in whole-genome sequences from 379 European and 286 East Asian individuals, recovering more than 15 gigabases of introgressed sequence that spans ~20% of the Neandertal genome (false discovery rate = 5%). Analyses of surviving archaic lineages suggest that there were… CONTINUE READING
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