That is REALLY COOL :) Thank you for posting!!
Just recently something was published so I wonder if the Stanford group has the new updated findings?
WIRED SCIENCE: The ancestors of the Neanderthals are believed to have left Africa between 400,000 to 800,000 years ago. However, by 30,000 years BC, they had disappeared. The ancestors of modern man left Africa between 80,000 and 50,000 years BC, suggesting that there was a definite crossover between the two.
Discovery News adds: “The team believes most, if not all, of the interbreeding took place in the Middle East, while modern humans were migrating out of Africa and spreading to other regions.”
This finding comes nearly ten years after Labuda and team identified a piece of DNA in the human X chromosome (called haplotype) that seemed different. A release detailing the findings explains: “When the genome of Neanderthals was sequenced in 2010, they quickly compared to 6,000 chromosomes from across the world with the haplotype of the Neanderthal. The sequence of the Neanderthal man was found in people of all continents, including Australia, but with the exception of sub-Saharan Africa.”
Have you heard of a specific dopamine receptor subtype DRD4 7R also related to Neanderthal genes?
(that guy cracks me up -- love that video...)
I'm not too surprised about Chris' hemachromatosis -- one of my uncle's has it and is a business/entrepeneurial HUNTER and brilliant. I think it goes along with other parts that make us uniquely neanderthal -- out of the box thinking, adhd-like restlessness and gluten sensitivity.