How Neanderthal DNA Changed Humans

Mating with Neanderthals led to major changes in humans, affecting everything from skin color to disease predisposition, traits we still see today.

Published On 01/29/2014
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A replica of a Neanderthal is dressed in modern clothes at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany. | Federico Gambarini/Corbis