Nature Live Online: Neanderthals

Do we have Neanderthal DNA in our genomes?

Join human origins expert Professor Chris Stringer to find out what new research is telling us about these ancient inhabitants of Europe and Asia, from how they were related to us to what led to their extinction. Find out what genetic data shows about ancient interbreeding and how closely related we are to Neanderthals.

Suitable for ages 12+

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