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Note: Chris Pomery has published two books on DNA testing with The National Archives in London, lectures regularly on DNA testing and surname reconstruction, and now advises Family Tree DNA and promotes the firm in the UK.
It’s been one of the most argued questions in anthropology for years, and last Thursday it looks as though we got the answer. Did our species homo sapiens mate with the now extinct homo neanderthalensis? Well, yes, we did, and the genetic consequences are carried by most people alive on the planet today.
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