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What makes us different to Neanderthals ?

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Scientists have come up with a list of the genes that distinguish us from our prehistoric cousins.

Humans may be the dominant species on the planet today, but thousands of years ago our ancestors shared the Earth with the Neanderthals, a species very similar to modern humans but that would ultimately die out despite being very close to us both physically and intellectually.

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The Neanderthal face reconstruction looks like a cross between Robert Di Niro and Gerard Depardieu - with a bit more hair, of course!

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These genetic exchanges were likely a positive event in evolutionary history as there was likely a high degree of parental consanguinity, or inbreeding, and subsequently higher prevalence of mental retardation and metabolic defects in the smaller more isolated tribes.

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HUH! I have met many a Neanderthal man in my time!

Ok the features may have changed, but inside they are still wearing the same genes.

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Looks pretty normal to me, a rugged he-man type.

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Probably an adaptation to Ice-Age conditions, mostly.

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HUH! I have met many a Neanderthal man in my time!

Ok the features may have changed, but inside they are still wearing the same genes.

I hear some are doing quite well in Congress.

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I hear some are doing quite well in Congress.

By their own account.

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I hear some are doing quite well in Congress.

Don't insult Neanderthals so.
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Don't insult Neanderthals so.

My bad.

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Go to a grocery store on the 1st of the month and try to tell me that Neanderthals went extinct...

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