Re: Need Help With DNA Puzzle #dna


Jeffrey Herrmann
 

Apologies to all for my Neanderthal level of arithmetic skills.  The Neanderthals died out about 1,600 generations ago, not 160,000.  Still, as 1,598th great grandparents, they should not have left us any detectable DNA, unless some of their DNA was essential to survival.  Does that mean that in historical times, some of our ancestors also had bits of DNA that survived many generations because those bits gave a survival advantage?
Jeffrey Herrmann
New Rochelle, NY

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