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How differences in the genetic 'instruction booklet' between humans and Neanderthals influenced traits

October 8, 2019 - General

When it comes to our differences from Neanderthals, most of what we know comes from comparing fossils. But fossils can only tell us about bones and not whole living organisms.

A modern human and a Neanderthal skull facing each other
[Credit: DrMikeBaxter/WikiCommons]That’s changing thanks to a new paper from a team of genomics researchers at Vanderbilt, who have developed a first-of-its-kind computational method. Their approach uses…

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