CARTA: Comparative Anthropogeny - How Special are Our Neanderthal Genes? with Andrew Schork

12/16/2023; 17 minutes

The human genome contains segments of DNA with non-human origins. This introgressed genetic material is remnants of mating events between early modern humans and their archaic contemporaries (e.g., Neanderthals and Denisovans). In this talk, Andrew Schork will review the evidence for such genetic material, its consequences on phenotypic diversity in modern humans, and discuss if this process - archaic introgression - is typical among other great ape species. (#39273)

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