Have you seen this article about ancient DNA?

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ScienceAlert.com has published an article about a new unidentified ancestor through a new analysis of the genomes of Denisovans and Neanderthals. The study also finds evidence of inter-breeding between humans and Neanderthals.  It won't help us much with our WikiTree family tree, but it is interesting.

in The Tree House by Edie Kohutek G2G6 Mach 8 (86.5k points)
Fascinating, thanks for posting.

Not so sure, it won't affect WT since DNA test results are posted and sooner or later if not already someone or more than one will have a trace of this DNA -- 

HOWEVER biology aside especially the medical side, you are likely correct ... it probably won't affect the paper chain of profiles and proofs we want to find .. 

I don't see how a dab of neanderthal DNA could derail a lineage -- but maybe I lack imagination ? 

laugh "The proportion of Neanderthal-inherited genetic material is about 1 to 4 percent [later refined to 1.5 to 2.1 percent] and is found in all non-African populations. It is suggested that 20 percent of Neanderthal DNA survived in modern humans, notably expressed in the skin, hair and diseases of modern people. 

That's from wikipedia, "neanderthal genetics" 

AND ... laugh Modern Humans May Have More Neanderthal DNA Than Previously Thought | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

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One word: Aliens!!! cheeky LOL

All kidding aside, this is an incredibly interesting finding that completely changes our view of human history. Thanks for posting this.

by Bill Vincent G2G6 Pilot (157k points)

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