GT research challenges human-chimp interbreeding

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Nature - A genetic analysis has called into question the controversial claim that early humans and chimpanzees interbred before splitting into separate species.

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A genetic analysis has called into question the controversial claim that early humans and chimpanzees interbred before splitting into separate species.

"Many evolutionary biologists were pretty sceptical" about the interbreeding scenario, says evolutionary geneticist Soojin Yi of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She argues that her explanation - which stems from promiscuity differences among primate species - is "simpler and hence more likely". [Full Article]

By Elie Dolgin
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