Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped <em>Homo sapiens</em> Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness
Neanderthal Genes Likely Helped Homo sapiens Resist Illness

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

Modern humans retain DNA sequences from Neanderthals related to fighting off RNA-based viruses.

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Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
Genetic analysis of a bone fragment reveals the girl’s mixed ancestry 90,000 years ago. 
Human-Specific Genes Implicated in Brain Size
Human-Specific Genes Implicated in Brain Size
Abby Olena | May 31, 2018
Three members of a gene family called NOTCH2NL may have been involved in the evolution of humans’ big cortex.
“Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA
“Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA
Ashley Yeager | May 14, 2018
Brain organoids engineered to carry the genetic material could reveal how our brains are similar to and different from those of our closest relatives.
Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Species’s Population History
Ashley Yeager | Mar 22, 2018
DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin’s population split and how they interacted with modern humans.
Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Modern Humans
Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Modern Humans
Catherine Offord | Feb 26, 2018
The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.
Jawbone Fossil Suggests Humans Left Africa Earlier than Previously Believed
Jawbone Fossil Suggests Humans Left Africa Earlier than Previously Believed
Shawna Williams | Jan 26, 2018
The find is estimated to be at least 177,000 years old.
Effects of Neanderthal DNA on Modern Humans
Effects of Neanderthal DNA on Modern Humans
Ruth Williams | Oct 5, 2017
A new study reveals how Neanderthal DNA in the genomes of present-day British people influences their traits.
Image of the Day: Delayed Gratification
Image of the Day: Delayed Gratification
The Scientist Staff | Jul 7, 2017
Eighty years ago, a Neanderthal femur dating back more than 120,000 years was recovered from a Southwestern Germany cave. Now, the ancient bone reveals new clues about the bedfellows of human ancestors. 
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Shawna Williams | Jul 5, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.