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Scientists decode the Neanderthal genome

 
 
Sglass
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 02:40 am
What I would like to know is who decided what a Neaderthal looks like, the big saucer eyes and rather broad nose.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 02:54 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

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. . . classified as homo sapiens by a taxonomist.


Don't try to dazzle me with no fancy language, Thomas . . . i know that some guy who stuffs dead animals ain't got nothin' to do with this . . .

I think your thinking about a Taxidermist Set. Unless you were joking and it just flew over my head...

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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 06:02 am
@Diest TKO,
I'm pretty sure Setanta was joking and it just flew over your head. Or maybe you ducked.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 06:13 am
@littlek,
littlek wrote:

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Re: farmerman (Post 3563549)
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Meanderthals Embarrassed

. I really have to look after my spelling more. However, a Meanderthal was a hunter gatherer who jut liked to wander around.


Ha! I love it.
They make lousy drivers.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 06:21 am
@Diest TKO,
Diest TKO wrote:

Setanta wrote:

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. . . classified as homo sapiens by a taxonomist.


Don't try to dazzle me with no fancy language, Thomas . . . i know that some guy who stuffs dead animals ain't got nothin' to do with this . . .

I think your thinking about a Taxidermist Set. Unless you were joking and it just flew over my head...

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Please try to be more observant. It flew over your head like a 747 taking off.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 06:32 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Neanderthal dna was first extracted from teeth and rib bones in the late 90s. Do google searches on 'neanderthal dna halfway chimpanzee'.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 13 Feb, 2009 07:01 am
@gungasnake,
In the late 90's the first part of a neanderthal genome was decoded. It was done by Svante Paabo and Mathias Kring also, along with a team from Penn STate U , led by M Stoneking. (The Penn STate team actually duplicated the Kring and Paabo study so that they could resolve any issues re: contamination). The teams managed to sequence 380 base pairs of mDNA , . The newest study is apperntly still incomplete as theyve gotta finish the mDNA and the nuclear DNA sequencing.

I think the major finding that seems to discount the "Halfway ape" story is that the no 2 chromosome is seen to be the same "fusing" of 2 chromosomes that differentiate Homo from Pan . (we dont have any way of getting any DNA from Australopithecenes )
genoves
 
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Reply Sat 14 Feb, 2009 01:19 am
@farmerman,
Thanks for the information, farmerman. Somewhere, I had read that and had forgotten it. Your post reminds me that we can much more easily learn about the past since there is material-bones, rocks, layers of sediment- to learn from whereas when we try to do modeling by putting in parameters in a computer, we are many times making useless predictions about the future, especially if we are attempting to predict climate in the distant future.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2009 06:58 pm
Whoa! Did anybody see that jet?

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genoves
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2009 11:44 pm
Re: farmerman (Post 3571191)
Thanks for the information, farmerman. Somewhere, I had read that and had forgotten it. Your post reminds me that we can much more easily learn about the past since there is material-bones, rocks, layers of sediment- to learn from whereas when we try to do modeling by putting in parameters in a computer, we are many times making useless predictions about the future, especially if we are attempting to predict climate in the distant future.
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