Humans And Neanderthals GOT IT ON

May 8, 2010


Humans and neanderthals GOT IT ON. I'm talking GOT IT ON LIKE DONKEY KONG. Kidding, it was totally more like Galaga, but still.

Neanderthals mated with some modern humans after all and left their imprint in the human genome, a team of biologists has reported in the first detailed analysis of the Neanderthal genetic sequence.

The biologists, led by Svante Paabo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have been slowly reconstructing the genome of Neanderthals, the stocky hunters that domintated Europe until 30,000 years ago, by extracting the fragments of DNA that still exist in their fossil bones. Just last year, when the biologists first announced that they had decoded the Neanderthal genome, they reported no significant evidence of interbreeding.

Now I hate to point fingers, but I'm more than 130% confident it was your ancestors that did this. And I'm not just saying that because my ancestors were busy seducing dinosaurs, but I do have scales on my ass and a forked tongue. Did I mention I can breathe fire? (Somebody did a dragon too)

Signs of Neanderthals Mating With Humans [nytimes]

Thanks to Mycropht and Brittany, who both descended from royalty.

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