Department News

2015-02-19

Paper by UCLA Professor Kirk Lohmueller and Graduate Student Bernard Kim featured in the NYT :: A New Theory on How Neanderthal DNA Spread in Asia

In 2010, scientists made a startling discovery about our past: About 50,000 years ago, Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of living Europeans and Asians.

Now two teams of researchers have come to another intriguing conclusion: Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of Asians at a second point in history, giving them an extra infusion of Neanderthal DNA. Read More