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The Neanderthal Cookbook

March 15, 2017
It’s not quite waffles and paella, but it appears that Neanderthals were omnivores who adapted to eating whatever was available to them in the regions where they lived. DNA samples...
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Love Test

February 12, 2017
A couple use 23andMe DNA test to see what traits they have in common.
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The Neanderthal Within

January 24, 2017
In the article Neanderthals Were People Too, Jon Mooallem describes an electric moment where he felt a visceral connection to our long lost human cousins. Watching a group of archeologist...
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New Neanderthal Research

November 08, 2016
As modern humans migrated out of Africa they interbred with Neanderthals, so all non-Africans carry some remnant of those ancient encounters, and new research by scientists at the University of...
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Neanderthals Were More Advanced Than Once Believed

June 02, 2016
Two fire-scarred circular structures found hidden in a cave in France have altered scientists’ perceptions of our early human cousins, the Neanderthals. What these almost 200,000 year-old sophisticated structures were...
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A Conversation with Population Geneticist David Poznik

March 31, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists. Population geneticist David Poznik came to 23andMe after working in Carlos Bustamante’s lab...
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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Ivan Juric

March 24, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of the scientists at 23andMe. Ivan Juric studied molecular biology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia,...
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Blast from the Past

February 24, 2016
Geneticist David Reich The ability to extract and then sequence ancient DNA, not just from ancient human bones, but also from the bones of our ancient cousins the Neanderthals, is...
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The Lasting Legacy of Neanderthals

February 18, 2016
New research by scientists at Vanderbilt University adds to our understanding of the legacy of our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals. The study looked specifically at health conditions, finding associations between...
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The Neanderthal Advantage

January 13, 2016
We might not give Neanderthals much respect, but modern humans probably owe our survival, at least in part, to our now-extinct short and burly ancient cousins. A new study by...
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