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Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:16 PM

Neanderthals Had Shallow Gene Pool, Study Says

Does this explain where republicans came from??? LOL

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Neanderthals were remarkably less genetically diverse than modern humans, with Neanderthal populations typically smaller and more isolated, researchers say.

Although Neanderthals underwent more genetic changes involving their skeletons, they had fewer such changes in behavior and pigmentation, scientists added.

http://news.yahoo.com/neanderthals-had-shallow-gene-pool-study-says-194351499.html

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Joey Liberal Apr 2014 OP
BlindTiresias Apr 2014 #1
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2014 #2
Joey Liberal Apr 2014 #4
libodem Apr 2014 #13
John1956PA Apr 2014 #3
Joey Liberal Apr 2014 #5
nolabear Apr 2014 #6
Joey Liberal Apr 2014 #7
pipi_k Apr 2014 #14
11 Bravo Apr 2014 #8
Joey Liberal Apr 2014 #10
MisterP Apr 2014 #9
DFW Apr 2014 #11
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2014 #12

Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:17 PM

1. All Eurasians have neanderthal genetic lineage

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:18 PM

2. And yet, teabaggers are still with us.

 

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:25 PM

4. It is insulting to the Neanderthals to blame them for republicans

But the republicans came from somewhere!

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Response to Joey Liberal (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 09:57 AM

13. Howler Monkeys

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:23 PM

3. Informative article. Thanks for posting.

Here is just one of several interesting passages from the article:

Modern humans are the only humans alive today, but Earth was once home to a variety of other human lineages. The Neanderthals were once the closest relatives of modern humans, with the common ancestors of modern humans and Neanderthals diverging between 550,000 and 765,000 years ago. Neanderthals and modern humans later interbred nowadays, about 1.5 to 2.1 percent of DNA of people outside Africa is Neanderthal in origin.



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Response to John1956PA (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:26 PM

5. Thanks! nt

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:28 PM

6. 3.1% Neanderthal here. Bite me.



Really! I got tested.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 07:30 PM

7. LOL

Well, you are living proof that they weren't all republicans.........

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Response to nolabear (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 10:10 AM

14. Just for you...






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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 08:37 PM

8. The Palin family pretty much substantiates that hypothesis.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 07:07 AM

10. Rush Limbaugh too

LOL

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 12:55 AM

9. IIRC the Basques have the most Neanderthal DNA--and the most Cro-Magnon DNA!

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 07:28 AM

11. In my neck of the woods, they even still have their own radio station

http://www.radioneandertal.de/

The Neander Valley (German: Neandertal) is less than a half hour drive from where I live.

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Response to Joey Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 09:54 AM

12. The dates for the 3 samples are all from the last glacial period

so isolation in Europe and Siberia isn't surprising; with a colder climate, some spots may have been good refuges, but the land between them inhospitable.

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