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Old Mon, Mar-18-13, 09:59
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My brother is 3% Neanderthal. I think the highest in the range is about 5%.
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If I did my math right, I think it breaks down like this:

If your great great grandparent were 100% neanderthal you would be ~6% neanderthal.

If your great great great grandparent were 100% neanderthal you would be ~3% neanderthal.

So in the scheme of things being 5% neanderthal is kindof a lot.

Keep in mind that neanderthals have the worst public relation of any homonid. Their technology was usually pretty similar to the tech that early modern humans had at the time and if anything their brains were actually a bit larger than ours. If you gave them a shave and put them on a NYC subway no one would give them a second look. If they were around today they would probably be texting and using the internet (just guessing their but genetic analysis shows that they did have all the major genes that allow modern humans to develop a language.)
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Old Tue, Mar-19-13, 15:19
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Just got my 23andme results. I'm 2.9% Neanderthal and am in the 81st percentile for people of European descent. I'm quite proud.

I'm also APOE2/3. I'll have to look into what that means. I do believe I've read that having an E2 offers protection from Alzheimer's.
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Old Tue, Mar-19-13, 15:34
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I think I'm APOE2 homozygous, I'll have to look again.
Have you run your data through Prometeas yet? That's pretty cool too.
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Old Tue, Mar-19-13, 15:38
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I don't think that's how they calculate what % Neanderthal you are. It's probably more like how many specific gene fragments that are unique to a Neaderthal do you have.

So, if you were purely African, you'd probably have 0 Neanderthal genes since they were only in Europe, I think.
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Nancy, I've just run it through Promethease. I'm a poor converter of beta-carotene to vitamin A, and have no genes for lactose tolerance. I'm more likely to have denser bones and I have several genes for higher HDL. Very interesting.

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I don't think that's how they calculate what % Neanderthal you are. It's probably more like how many specific gene fragments that are unique to a Neaderthal do you have.

So, if you were purely African, you'd probably have 0 Neanderthal genes since they were only in Europe, I think.


Yes. I'm sure that's the way they do it. Being in the 81 percentile just means that I have more Neanderthal DNA than 81% of the population.
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