Monday, February 03, 2014

The Ups and Downs of Neanderthal DNA

Recent analysis of modern human and Neanderthal DNA has identified nine Neanderthal genes that are present in living humans, and which are are known to raise or reduce the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, lupus, liver cirrhosis, and Crohn's disease. Neanderthal DNA also appears to be important in hair and skin development.

1 comment:

5string said...

I always wondered if the DNA swap was rape or consensual.

Trying to picture various scenarios.