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Got allergies? You can blame the Neanderthals
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People living in South Asia have DNA from Denisovans, an early hominin, new research finds

The genes we borrowed from ancestor cousins may have helped us adapt to new environments but reduced our fertility

CNN  — 

Your ancestry can reveal a lot about you, including how related you are to cave men.

If you have Chinese heritage, you might have slightly more Neanderthal in your genome, while a new study finds that people from South Asia have more Denisovan, another type of early human, in their DNA.