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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ancient humans living outside of Africa interbred with Neanderthals more than once, according to a new analysis.

Modern East Asian and European human populations have differing amounts of Neanderthal ancestry — East Asians have between 12 percent and 20 percent more than Europeans — and there are varying theories, including a dilution model, to explain how that came to be.

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