Neanderthaler unsere Ur-Ur-Ur-Großeltern

Stimmt nat�rlich nicht, aber prozentual ist der jetzt festgestellte genetische Anteil des Neanderthalers an unserem Erbgut ( 1 bis 4 Prozent) vergleichbar mit dem Anteil von Ur-Ur-Ur-Gro�eltern: ein Zweiunddreissigstel.


NEANDERTALS LIVE! <My reactions on the publication of the first draft Neandertal genome;
john hawks weblog <;5/6/10 7:53 PM John Hawks admixture gene flow genomics metagenomics Neandertal DNA Neandertals paleogenomics Vindija

I, for one, welcome my Neandertal ancestry.

It may not sound like a lot -- between 1 and 4 percent. But that's the equivalent of one great-great-great grandparent's DNA contribution. In the case of the Neandertal contribution, more than 1500 generations ago, it's an enduring legacy of an ancient group of people, spread across many lines of the genealogies of living people. Beyond their genealogical interest, Neandertal genes might have made a big difference to our evolutionary potential.

Lutz Szemkus