Skip to comments.Researchers Publish Improved Neanderthal Genome
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:08:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Researchers in Germany said Tuesday they have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome and are making it freely available online for other scientists to study.
The genome produced from remains of a toe bone found in a Siberian cave is far more detailed than a previous "draft" Neanderthal genome sequenced three years ago by the same team at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
"The genome of a Neanderthal is now there in a form as accurate as that of any person walking the streets today," Svante Paabo, a geneticist who led the research, told The Associated Press in an email.
Richard G. Klein, a paleoanthropologist at Stanford University in California who was not involved in the study, said it was "a monumental achievement that no one would have thought possible 10 or perhaps even five years ago."
The Leipzig team has already been able to determine which genes the Neanderthal inherited from its mother and which from its father. It now hopes to compare the new genome sequence to that of other Neanderthals, modern humans and Denisovans another extinct human species whose genome was previously extracted from remains found in the same Siberian cave.
"We will gain insights into many aspects of the history of both Neanderthals and Denisovans, and refine our knowledge about the genetic changes that occurred in the genomes of modern humans after they parted ways with the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovans," Paabo said.
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This is really new science ~
They were also able to determine through carbon dating that the neandrethal man also voted for Obama in the last election.
Caveman Joe and the rest all survived for thousands of years. It’s just that when global warming finally occurred...they couldn’t adapt. They didn’t hydrate properly or remove the extra layers of clothing.
Neanderthals are big, strong, macho men who fought face to face against large, dangerous animals.
Pretty sure they would have voted conservative.
The last genome showed that Neanderthals and Humans interbred. But, that reveals something else, which is that Neanderthals and Humans have been the same species all along. The definition of a species is that they are able to reproduce successfully amongst themselves, with the children of that union also able to reproduce without issues.
It’ll be interesting what this new, more detailed genome will reveal.
Well, BIG as in muscular strength... not very tall guys, though.
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Thanks BenLurkin.Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.The Neandertal Enigma"Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
That would be a nice change, wouldn’t it? :’)
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He said it made putting on socks easier but the custom made shirts will bankrupt him soon.