We all have a few skeletons hiding in the old ancestral closet, but some of us have skeletons that bear a striking resemblance to Neanderthals.
James Fallows of The Atlantic and two other staffers had the great fortune to find out exactly how much of their DNA could be traced to Neanderthals, which interbred with humans before going extinct 30,000 years ago, and found out that five percent of his genes could be traced to our hominid cousins.
To get more information on your own DNA ancestry, head over to 23andMe for a $299 test and more information than you might want to put in this year’s holiday letter.
All in the family.
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