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6 June 2006 Current Biology Cover

Caption: A new neandertal haplotype was recovered from a 100,000 year old specimen from Scladina cave. It confirms that Neandertals and modern humans were only distant relatives but concomitantly reveals that the genetic diversity of Neandertals has been thus far underestimated.

Credit: Photo courtesy of G. Focant, Ministere de la Region Wallonne, Belgium. Publishing in the June 6th, 2006 Current Biology.

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