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    Humans Had Sex Regularly With Mysterious Extinct Relatives in Africa

    http://news.yahoo.com/humans-had-sex...025605344.html

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    As well as in Europe (Neanderthals) and Asia (Denisovans)... we're not a picky bunch.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by terjess View Post
      Humans Had Sex Regularly With Mysterious Extinct Relatives in Africa

      http://news.yahoo.com/humans-had-sex...025605344.html
      It must be really quite tricky to have sex with an extinct relative (and probably illegal in most places).

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      • #4
        I thought that only happened in Arkansas.

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        • #5
          They probably had sex regularly with everything; but these were the only animal groups who could effectively leave their DNA behind.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wilma Wildcat View Post
            They probably had sex regularly with everything ...
            This may explain the obsessive compulsive watchful behaviour of Meerkats ...

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            • #7
              Anything docile and slow moving, though -- watch out.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wilma Wildcat View Post
                Anything docile and slow moving, though -- watch out.
                White Flag.

                This thread can only go downhill from here ...

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                  Lock of Aboriginal Man's Hair Unlocks Secrets of Human Migration

                  http://news.yahoo.com/lock-aborigina...183803749.html

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                  • #10
                    See? We ain't picky!

                    http://www.newscientist.com/article/...two-waves.html

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                    • #11
                      I knew they could extract mtDNA from hair shafts - I guess this hair was pulled out by the roots and had follicles attached so they could get Y-DNA. Amazing it survived without picking up stray contamination. Still, it's quite mind-blowing to see how much was deduced from the samples.

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                      • #12
                        DNA data helps to flesh out "Otzi" the Alpine iceman

                        Digging up an old thread, Otzi's full-genome sequencing is now open source:

                        DNA data helps to flesh out "Otzi" the Alpine iceman

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ahernandez View Post
                          As well as in Europe (Neanderthals) and Asia (Denisovans)... we're not a picky bunch.
                          I had seen that 23andme had a tool I guess thats what it called that would tell me if I had any Neanderthal DNA which from what they said I do. Than one night I was channel surfing and came across the last five minutes of a show which was all I needed. All I got from it was that there is "NO Neanderthal DNA in modern humans." It was on Discovery or History channel.
                          Last edited by EdwardRHill; 2 March 2012, 09:00 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EdwardRHill View Post
                            I had seen that 23andme had a tool I guess thats what it called that would tell me if I had any Neanderthal DNA which from what they said I do. Than one night I was channel surfing and came across the last five minutes of a show which was all I needed. All I got from it was that there is "NO Neanderthal DNA in modern humans." It was on Discovery or History channel.
                            How old was the show? If it was two years old then that would explain it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fbirder View Post
                              How old was the show? If it was two years old then that would explain it.
                              That I can't tell you but do a search for Neanderthal DNA in modern humans there some stories you probably be interested in.

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