A few months ago now, I decided to get my DNA sequenced through 23 and me. I got my health results back yesterday, and while I’m still waiting on the full ancestry results, I did get one interesting piece of information: I share an uncommonly high amount of DNA with Neanderthal’s.
Apparently your average person of European decent get 2.7% of their DNA from cavemen, and I actually have 3.2%. That puts me in the 99th percentile. I’m happy to finally have an explanation for why I’m so short and brutish.
More on their science here.