In an article published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, Damian Labuda, Department of Pediatrics, University of Montreal (Quebec), indicates that it has identified on chromosome X a section of DNA different from the others who made comparison , seems to be a Neanderthal heritage. This sequence is found among peoples of all continents, including Australia, with the exception of sub-Saharan Africa.
“There is little doubt that the presence of this sequence is due to the coupling of our ancestors with the Neanderthals. This is a very interesting result and further analysis could be used to learn more. ” says Dr. Nick Patterson of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, renowned researcher in the study of human origins that has not participated in this study.
Neanderthal man, whose ancestors left Africa there are between 400 and 800 000 years 000 years, has evolved over a territory which is today mainly to France, Spain, Germany and Russia. He lived until about 30,000 years. Meanwhile, the first modern humans left Africa there are some 80 000 to 50 000 years. Image Reuters.