COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb News) – Neandertals and modern humans diverged approximately 600,000 years ago and probably did not interbreed, according to a recent analysis of the complete Neandertal mitochondrial genome sequence by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.

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