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45,000-year-old human genomes reveal extent of Neanderthal interbreeding

Archeologists excavate Bacho Kiro Cave in Bulgaria, where three modern human specimens were found to have recent Neanderthal DNA

Two new genetic studies have shed light on just how often our ancestors got frisky with Neanderthals. Scientists analyzed the genomes of 45,000-year-old human remains found in caves in Czechia and Bulgaria, including the oldest known genome of a modern human, and found that they all had relatively recent Neanderthal ancestors.

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