Der Neandertaler in uns


When modern humans left Africa and started their endeavor to conquer
the world ca. 60,000 years ago, they have met and admixed with other
archaic humans such as Neandertals and Denisovans. The results of
these admixtures can still be found in the genomes of present-day non-
Africans, who carry about two percent of DNA in their genomes that is of
Neandertal ancestry, and people in Oceania who carry additional about
five percent of Denisovan DNA. These archaic remains still influence
immunity, skin and hair morphology and behavioral phenotypes in
present-day people.