Saturday, May 07, 2016

Neanderthal, Etc.

I reportedly have about 4% Neanderthal genes. That's just a little more than the mean for European ancestry.

Which is, roughly, the kind of percentage you would get from having a great great great grandparent who is a fullblooded Neanderthal.

The percentages of average shared DNA lay out like this:

3.125% great great great grandparent
6.25% great great grandparent
12.5% great grandparent
25% grandparent
50% parent

Troglodytes in the family tree,
And back, before that, a chimpanzee!

Such descriptions are inexact,
But rhyme exactly - that's a fact!

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