Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Slashdot Deals: Prep for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Save 95% on the CompTIA IT Certification Bundle ×
Science

Submission + - Neanderthal sex boosted immunity in modern humans->

NotSanguine writes: Sexual relations between ancient humans and their evolutionary cousins are critical for our modern immune systems, researchers report (subscription only) in Science journal.

Mating with Neanderthals and another ancient group called Denisovans introduced genes that help us cope with viruses to this day, they conclude.

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Neanderthal sex boosted immunity in modern humans

Comments Filter:

He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly

Working...