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In this week's Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from Temple University present a genetic study of Neanderthal DNA fragments in current-day East Asians and Europeans, revealing new insights into interbreeding between the extinct hominid species and anatomically modern humans. The scientists compiled the joint fragment frequency spectrum of European and East Asian Neanderthal fragments and compared it with both analytical theory and data simulated under various models of admixture.

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