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+ - Neanderthal sex boosted immunity in modern humans->

Submitted by NotSanguine
NotSanguine (1917456) 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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The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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