The ancestors of modern-day humans moved out from Africa and interbred with Neanderthals 60,000 years ago and inherited the strait Continue reading on International Business Times, Singapore Edition
As the global Coronavirus cases surpassed 11,000,000 marks, international researchers made an unbelievable discovery related to the virus. Hugo Zeberg and Svante Paabo said in their new study that a stretch of DNA linked to the disease caused by novel Coronavirus was passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago.
Even though the scientists did not know why this particular segment increases the risk of severe illness from the virus, the findings, which were published before peer-review in bioRxiv, have shown some clues to modern health stem from ancient history.
The scientists explained that as per their study a gene cluster on chromosome 3 has been identified as a “risk locus for respiratory failure in SARS-CoV-2.” Researchers found that the variant is now common in the Asian country Bangladesh, where 63 percent of people carry at least one copy.