Could COVID-19 Have Wiped out the Neandertals?

Could COVID-19 Have Wiped out the Neandertals?

Credit: Wikipedia Everybody loves Neandertals, those big-brained brutes we supposedly outcompeted and ultimately replaced using our sharp tongues and quick, delicate minds. But did we really, though? Is it mathematically possible that we could yet be them, and they...
African American, Neanderthal DNA and Covid 19

African American, Neanderthal DNA and Covid 19

Carl Zimmer The New York Times•July 5, 2020 A stretch of DNA linked to COVID-19 was passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study. Scientists don’t yet know why this particular segment increases the risk of severe illness from the...