Persistent effects of Neanderthal DNA found in modern humans

Persistent effects of Neanderthal DNA found in modern humans

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication trusted source correct OK! Benchmarking approaches to estimate heritability components of Neanderthal introgression. We group the simulations based on the relationships between minor allele frequency (MAF) and … Read more

UCLA-led team finds persistent effects of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans

Introgression

Recent scientific discoveries have shown that Neanderthal genes comprise 1 to 4% of the genome of modern non-Africans, but the question has remained open as to how much those genes they are still actively influencing human traits so far. A multi-institutional research team led by Sriram Sankararaman, associate professor of computer science, human genetics and … Read more