@glipsnort we discussed this a while a go but I forgot the precise reference and number. What percentage of the Neanderthal genome can be reconstructed from extant Sapien DNA? Is it 20, 40 or 60%? What is the reference?
Thanks. I think this will be of high interest to @AJRoberts.
I forgot the reference(s), too, but I found them in a post of mine on the BioLogos site:
“This paper reconstructs more than 1 Gb of Neandertal haplotype in modern humans. This one identifies 20% of the Neanderthal genome, but reports simulation results suggesting that 35% - 70% persists in modern humans.”
Their explanation is rather terse and I don’t have time to think about it very hard, so I can’t really explain the simulation. Much of the variation seems to come from the wide range of demographic models that they considered.