Scientists Track Down Our DNA Connection to Neanderthals
Decoding Neanderthals (PBS, 9pm) - In 2010, a team led by geneticist Svante Paabo announced stunning news.
Not only had they reconstructed much of the Neanderthal genome—an
extraordinary technical feat that would have seemed impossible only a
decade ago—but their analysis showed that "we" modern humans had
interbred with Neanderthals, leaving a small but consistent signature of
Neanderthal genes behind in everyone outside Africa today.