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In Nature this week, a team led by Harvard Medical School investigators report the results of a screening experiment of genomes of more than 1,000 modern-day humans, finding that present-day humans bear traces of Neandertal ancestry, but that Neandertal DNA is not distributed uniformly across the human genome.

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