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Neanderthal census reveals diversity

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neanderthalsScientists have estimated that fewer than 3,500 breeding Neanderthal females lived in Europe at any one time between about 38,000 and 70,000 years ago — using a faster and potentially much cheaper method than sequencing whole genomes.

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