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Neanderthals and modern humans split much earlier than thought, study says

A museum in Quinson, France, shows a reconstruction of the environment of a Neanderthal man in the mid-Paleolithic period (80,000 BC). New research finds Neanderthal and early human interbreeding likely had both positive and negative effects on the human genome. (Photo: Xavier Rossi, Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)Our distant cousins just got a little more distant.A new […]