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How Ancient Hominid Interbreeding has Shaped Humans Today

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The very well-known Neanderthals - for whom we have hundreds of fossils including near complete skeletons - interbred with the founders of living European and East Asian populations. Estimates published in 2014 indicate that 1.5-2% of the genome of living non-Africans was inherited from Neanderthals.

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