This Week in PLOS

A PLOS Genetics study by researchers from Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology suggests that Neandertal gene flow into European populations happened relatively recently — supporting the theory that Neandertal sequences in non-African populations stem from historical interbreeding between the archaic hominins and modern humans.

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