“There’s a Caveman in Your Pants”

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OK, Now that I have your attention…
Patrick I kinda doubt it, but Spears? Definitely!
Well, not really a caveman, but a Neandertal.
And not in her jeans, but fer sure in her genes, and yours and mine, but uh yeah, not Patrick.

Everyone on Earth should know about the NATIONAL GENOGRAPHIC project.
GENOGraphic, that’s right; as in genes and yes it is sponsored by our old friends at National Geographic:
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For a couple hundred bucks you can send in a swab of of your saliva and have your genome analyzed for a number of genetic markers concerning your ancestry, where your genome originated from, and how you are related to different groups of your fellow humans from all over the world AND:

“Included in the markers we will test for is a subset that scientists have recently determined to be from our hominin cousins, Neanderthals and the newly discovered Denisovans, who split from our lineage around 500,000 years ago. As modern humans were first migrating out of Africa more than 60,000 years ago, Neanderthals and Denisovans were still alive and well in Eurasia.”

Estimates are that most non-Africans, especially those of European and Asian descent may contain from 1-4% of Neandertal DNA in their genotype. Though they died out around 30,000 years ago, the evidence is pretty strong there was interbreeding with modern human populations.

Of course the insane Creationists will deny all this science even exists so you can strike a blow for sanity and science by getting your genome analyzed.

So get yourself educated AND find out about the details of your human ancestry. If you have a couple hundred bucks to spare, consider joining in the other 660,000 plus of your fellow humans who have submitted their DNA to the Genographic Project. Not only will you be finding out fascinating information about yourself and human evolution, you will be contributing to a database for a field that didn’t even, couldn’t even, exist barely 10 years ago.

SO Check out The National Genographic project run by the National Geographic Society!

One species, one tribe.
DavinciOde to mangenomicsehtnic diversity

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