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Neanderthal genetic code lives on in humans


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:02 AM

Researchers have discovered that we possess up to one fifth of our prehistoric cousins' genetic code.

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In an effort to learn more about the genetic similarities between Neanderthals and modern humans, Benjamin Vernot and Joshua Akey at the University of Washington sequenced the genomes of 600 people and then used a computer to identify gene variants that seemed to be Neanderthal in origin.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:12 AM

I was reading a similar article that blames 'certain' disease states on our Neanderthal genes!!

Are you a hairy diabetic who smokes and suffers from stomach cramps? Your NEANDERTHAL ancestry is to blame

http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz2rsZJaQnp

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

Certainly not a new theory but some interesting new facts. No DNA markers were found on the X chromosome so all N traits were passed on by females suggesting hybrid male infertility.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:56 PM

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Researchers have discovered that we possess up to one fifth of our prehistoric cousins' genetic code.

But, if we possess up to 1/5 of their genetic code passed down from them to us, why are they our cousins, not our ancestors?


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 11:23 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 30 January 2014 - 04:56 PM, said:

But, if we possess up to 1/5 of their genetic code passed down from them to us, why are they our cousins, not our ancestors?

You answered your own *SNIP*question..."1/5". *SNIP*

Edited by Lilly, 10 February 2014 - 12:19 PM.
no need to be rude


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:34 AM

Very cool I always feel like aim a Neanderthal


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

I read an article recently about a Rugby League player (Dave Taylor) here in Australia who has torn a calf muscle. What's interesting is apparently the "injured muscle only exists in the smallest percentage of the world's population. It is apparently a genetic throwback to our ancestry - a muscle used for climbing trees - and is super rare."

http://www.courierma...r-1226810843014

Edited by avs76, 31 January 2014 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:03 PM

Someone with the name of gOOdfella should know better than to be rude to an old lady who simply asked an honest question. That just isn't necessary.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:56 AM

My uncle was recently in a Nat Geo experiment and had his genome sequenced. I am 2% Neanderthal on my mothers side. Id like to get mine sequenced as well, my Dads lineage is quite a mystery. I grew up being told my Mom was German and Irish, Dad- Mexican and Spanish. Yet, come to find out from the results of the study my moms side is primarily(43%) Asian.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

View Postmoonshadow60, on 30 January 2014 - 04:56 PM, said:

But, if we possess up to 1/5 of their genetic code passed down from them to us, why are they our cousins, not our ancestors?
Because Science refused the idea of more than one modern human ancestor race. (It’s the influence of religion actually, god created the man, not to digress too far, so religious scientists stuck to that intentionally and non-religious ones out of set of reasons, ranging from conformism to stupidity.)
DNA changed that dogma, but the terminology, apparently, still hasn’t changed.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:03 PM

View PostPhoenixBird88, on 01 February 2014 - 04:56 AM, said:

My uncle was recently in a Nat Geo experiment and had his genome sequenced. I am 2% Neanderthal on my mothers side. Id like to get mine sequenced as well, my Dads lineage is quite a mystery. I grew up being told my Mom was German and Irish, Dad- Mexican and Spanish. Yet, come to find out from the results of the study my moms side is primarily(43%) Asian.
It may sound as stupid question, but what they meant with Asian?
Asian-Asian, or Slavic?
(I’m asking because it’s no wonder to bring Slavic genes from Europe, and there’s bizarre old belief about Asian origin of Slavs, while truly Asian genes couldn’t go unnoticed in Ireland or Germany.)

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:15 PM

View Postg00dfella, on 30 January 2014 - 11:23 PM, said:

Also you are abusing the use of the "comma".
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:18 AM

View PostPhoenixBird88, on 01 February 2014 - 04:56 AM, said:

My uncle was recently in a Nat Geo experiment and had his genome sequenced. I am 2% Neanderthal on my mothers side. Id like to get mine sequenced as well, my Dads lineage is quite a mystery. I grew up being told my Mom was German and Irish, Dad- Mexican and Spanish. Yet, come to find out from the results of the study my moms side is primarily(43%) Asian.

That seems very strange, 43% Asian, as in East Asian I'm assuming, and you couldn't see this in her phenotype?


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:18 AM

I don't know why that so surprising we carry codes from all the way back to the earliest known primates from which we've defended. We don't just drop those codes.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:03 PM

View Postseeder, on 30 January 2014 - 11:12 AM, said:

I was reading a similar article that blames 'certain' disease states on our Neanderthal genes!!

Are you a hairy diabetic who smokes and suffers from stomach cramps? Your NEANDERTHAL ancestry is to blame

http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz2rsZJaQnp
Smoking is caused by Neanderthals?





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