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Old July 12 2012, 03:25 AM   #160
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Re: Ancient Aliens

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Humans share up to 4% of their genetic makeup with Neanderthals.

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/1108...l/476136a.html
Yes and there are some modern human populations that allegedly share features consistent with having ancestors that were Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis. It's still highly disputed by experts in the field. IIRC, the study supporting interbreeding is based on Mitochondrial DNA, which is useful in some areas, but poses its own problems. It's certainly a possible explanation, but we don't "know" that it happened.
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