Man seems genetic, not Neanderthal
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
LEIPZIG - Scientists are of Neanderthal DNA to that of humans and chimpanzees compared.
This researcher Svante Pääbo announced the presentation of the genome of the Neanderthal.
According to preliminary data, the genetic influence of Neanderthals in the DNA of human very low
''If they have contributed to the human genome, it was low''said Pääbo, director of research of the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig.
With colleagues at 454 Life Science Corp. in Chicago, the Germans on the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin announced that more than 60 percent of the genetic marteriaal of Neanderthal man have been determined.
They rely on material from a bone that is 30,000 years old. Until that time, Neanderthals lived in Europe and Asia.
The material was found in 1856, three years before Darwin On the Origin of Species published.