Photo: Neandertal Gene Study Reveals Early Split With Humans



A reconstructed Neandertal skeleton from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is seen here, with a modern human version in the background.

A new gene study shows that modern human and Neandertal lineages split 400,000 years ago, suggesting that Neadertals are more closely related to chimpanzees than to Homo sapiens.

AP Photograph/Frank Franklin II


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