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Submission + - Neanderthal sex boosted immunity in modern humans (bbc.co.uk)

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.

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Neanderthal sex boosted immunity in modern humans

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