Monday, November 10, 2014

Are You A Neanderthal?

The Neanderthal correlation : Article : Nature: ""You don't really want to know," Beth said, her eyes glancing up from her messy desk to the clock and back down without meeting mine.

"I do want to know," I insisted. After three years of correlating the reconstructed Neanderthal genome with modern human populations, she had to have found something interesting. The idea had sounded great when she had suggested it, and the grant committee had loved my proposal. But with the final report ten months overdue, they wouldn't approve any new proposals.

"You'll wish you hadn't said that if I tell you," she said, staring down. "People are going to be upset about this.""