Scientists introduce a new Neanderthal ancestor. You may be more related than you think

Scientists have fully sequenced the DNA of a second Neanderthal. Here's what you need to know to sound knowledgeable about your Neanderthal genes.

A second Neanderthal genome has now been fully and carefully sequenced, and she’s a beaut. Scientists reported on Thursday that the DNA from the woman, whose 52,000-year-old remains were discovered in a cave in Croatia, suggests she was more closely related to the Neanderthals who mated with the ancestors of today’s Europeans and Asians than was the only other Neanderthal to be fully sequenced, a man from southern Siberia.

That means her

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