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Neanderthal Sex Boosted Immunity In Modern Humans 190

NotSanguine writes "Sexual relations between ancient humans and their evolutionary cousins were critical for our modern immune systems, researchers report (paper itself is subscription only) in the journal Science. Mating with Neanderthals and another ancient group called Denisovans introduced genes that help us cope with viruses to this day, they conclude."
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Neanderthal Sex Boosted Immunity In Modern Humans

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