Neanderthal Interbreeding Passed On Genes Involving Smoking & Diabetes to Modern Humans

Can’t put down that cigarette? You have a legitimate bone to pick with your Neanderthal relatives, according to new research. Genes passed down through interbreeding between Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens are the cause of diseases including smoking addiction, Type 2 diabetes and Crohn’s disease in humans today—unfortunate repercussions of an affair that started shortly after our species left Africa.1

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