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"Interestingly, while earlier studies have estimated that 1 to 4 percent of a modern,
non-African human’s DNA has Neanderthal origins, authors of the Science paper
found that about 20 percent of Neanderthal genes live on in modern humans.
The researchers believe additional research based on a larger sample size may
reveal that our extinct relatives contributed a much greater share to our genome
than previously thought."
Neanderthal Genes Helped Modern Humans Adapt to Cold