23andMe customers are now able to have their SNPs scanned for traces of their ancient relatives through the firm's Neanderthal Ancestry Estimator. While most people don't yet have their whole genomes sequenced, thousands have had their genes scanned by direct-to-consumer companies like the Mountain View, Calif.-based 23andMe.

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