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"Men aren't quite the Neanderthals they may seem"

Neanderthal image from Daily News article
Apr 7 2016

News article featuring lab member Fernando Mendez and PI Carlos Bustamante: 

"It's widely known that modern Europeans and Asians carry traces of Neanderthal DNA and now scientists have pinpointed when we last shared a common ancestor 

According to analysis of Neanderthal and modern human Y chromosomes, which contain the genes that make men male, the two species split 588,000 years ago.

They also showed our modern Y chromosome was not inherited from our ancient cousins, suggesting men today cannot blame their Neanderthal behaviour on their genes."