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and they haven't been around for like 30,000 years. They had bigger heads than we do, they used to live in Europe mostly, and they are named for the region in Germany where their remains were first discovered.
These science dudes used the genome to show that humans and Neandertals interbred with each other at least a little bit during the ~1,000 years we coexisted. That's nasty, yo. Or hot? Maybe soon there will be Neadertal porn.
...there is probably already Neandertal porn.
Anyway the paper is freely available to the public, which is awesome. There is also an article that is more for laymen that is here.
This is incredibly cool to me since this is the exact kind of thing I do for work, but maybe I am the only one who thinks sequencing 30,000 year old DNA is cool.