Homo Sapiens May Have Saved Early Neanderthals from Extinction

Early Neanderthals likely benefited from an ingression of H. sapiens Y chromosomes some-time between 370,000 and 100,000 years ago. An international team led by Martin Petr and Janet Kelso of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, has succeeded in sequencing the Y chromosomes of two Denisovans and three Neanderthals. The surprising[…]