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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – There has been no long-term genome-wide removal of Neanderthal DNA from modern humans over the last 55,000 years, according to a paper published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Svante Pääbo and his colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany.

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