DNA Kits Find Folks Have Neanderthals in the Family Tree

Posted by admin on Feb 20, 2014

Scanning a printout of her ancestry results from a DNA testing company, Peggy Spatz announced that 2.7 percent of her genetic blueprint was handed down from her Neanderthal relatives some 50,000 years ago. That’s right: She’s part Neanderthal, and scientists say so is everyone else whose ancestors originated in Europe and East Asia.

Her husband, George, carries a slightly higher percentage of DNA from the Neanderthals, according to the results of his own DNA test.

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