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human/neanderthal crosses?

Post by bioguy » Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:29 am

could humans and neanderthals have crossbred? so that their genes would be passed through in the human race? if so, how would we detect the genes?

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DETECTION

Post by 2810712 » Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:42 am

:idea: If we get the genome of neanderthals and compare them with genomes of human races , the one with greatest similarity wud contain those genes . By the way, why do U wish to detect these genes ?
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Post by bioguy » Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:20 am

what do you mean detect? i was just interested. seeing if the neanderthal speices "lived on" through us.

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Post by Silverbackman » Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:31 am

Well yea of course we could of cross bred. Any member of the same family can cross-breed. They have even already found skeletons with mixtures of Homo Sapien and Neanderthal features, so we now now it has already been done.

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Post by 2810712 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:30 am

Any member of the same family can cross-breed.
Is this true in all cases ?
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Post by biostudent84 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:54 am

No, it is never true. SOMETIMES, members of the same genus can cross-breed, but it is by no means a rule. What IS true, however, is that ALL members of the same species can breed.

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Re: human/neanderthal crosses?

Post by catfishjim » Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:29 pm

bioguy wrote:could humans and neanderthals have crossbred? so that their genes would be passed through in the human race? if so, how would we detect the genes?


Were you thinking of anyone in particular? ;-)
I know a couple of people who I'm sure are space aliens, but don't know where to get alien DNA to check them against...

I think the current mainstream view is that Neanderthals were genetically quite different, even though they may have survived long enough to live parallel to modern humans for some time. But in this view, they were not capable of mixing with our ancestors.

But I'm not sure the last word is spoken on this one. I would like to believe than some day it may be possible to get hold of Neanderthal DNA and check it out.

I also read where someone tried to make a connection between the Basques and the Neanderthals, since apparently the Basque region of SW Europe was the last major bastion of the Neandethals. The Basques have a high concentration of the rare blood type O-negative. But I don't think there was any evidence other than that.

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Post by Linn » Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:58 pm

I watched an interesting broadcast about this. That they now know the neanderthals did not just vanish out of existence because they were less superior (recent findings show they were highly intelligent), they were
absorbed by inter- breeding. Hopefully they will find even more evidence of this.
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Re: human/neanderthal crosses?

Post by weesper » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:22 pm

catfishjim wrote:
bioguy wrote:could humans and neanderthals have crossbred? so that their genes would be passed through in the human race? if so, how would we detect the genes?


Were you thinking of anyone in particular? ;-)
I know a couple of people who I'm sure are space aliens, but don't know where to get alien DNA to check them against...

I think the current mainstream view is that Neanderthals were genetically quite different, even though they may have survived long enough to live parallel to modern humans for some time. But in this view, they were not capable of mixing with our ancestors.

But I'm not sure the last word is spoken on this one. I would like to believe than some day it may be possible to get hold of Neanderthal DNA and check it out.

I also read where someone tried to make a connection between the Basques and the Neanderthals, since apparently the Basque region of SW Europe was the last major bastion of the Neandethals. The Basques have a high concentration of the rare blood type O-negative. But I don't think there was any evidence other than that.



As far as I'm concerned all u say is correct

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Post by Skeletor Rinpoche » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:22 pm

I agree with Linn I don't think homo sapiens and neanderthals could cross breed, which ultimately led to the neanderthals extinction.
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Post by Linn » Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:34 am

Skeletor Rinpoche wrote:I agree with Linn I don't think homo sapiens and neanderthals could cross breed, which ultimately led to the neanderthals extinction.


well I just need to see more evidence than the one skeleton that they found. But its an interesting concept because why would they just suddenly vanish? They were quite "fit" for survival and stronger than modern man. according to the latest research :?:


@weesper:
But I'm not sure the last word is spoken on this one. I would like to believe than some day it may be possible to get hold of Neanderthal DNA and check it out.


They do have the dna mostly sequenced already :) and it looks as if it cracks the thory that they could have inter bred. :?


BTW I swear I saw a neanderthal walking down the street today. He even had tht bridge on his forhead, :lol: :lol:

fun info: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/neanderthals/skulls.html
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