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NEW YORK – A subset of the alleles that made their way into Eurasian populations through mixing with Neanderthals represent genetic variation that was shared in the common human-Neanderthal ancestor, but lost in humans after the lineages split, according to new research from researchers at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere.

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