Fri. Sep 24th, 2021

Sex with contemporary human beings may have shown deadly for Neanderthals, researchers have actually discovered, finding that it could have resulted in a blood condition in their babies that assisted to drive them to extinction.Researchers analysed the blood types of three Neanderthals and found that they were particularly vulnerable to a blood condition that left their infants with anaemia that could prove fatal.The condition, called “haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn”, or HDFN, is typically worse in 2nd and subsequent pregnancies and would have limited the number of offspring Neanderthals could have, reducing their “reproductive success”. Considering their reasonably little gene pool, this illness would have been “quite common” amongst Neanderthals and is likely to have played a part in “causing their death”,

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