Our Neanderthal Genetic Ancestry

Ugo Perego, PhD, MSc
Dec 22, 2021
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 43s
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Introduction
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Evolution
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Neanderthals
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DNA
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Our Neanderthal Genetic Ancestry
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

From the former Genographic Project, to 23andMe, autosomal DNA testing companies have added a feature to the DNA results they provide to their customers: what percentage of Neanderthal DNA you carry. This might sound like science fiction to some. How do scientist know what Neanderthal DNA looks like? How are they able to determine if I have any, and if I do, that it is exactly that and not just regular modern human DNA? What does it mean to me personally? This lecture will provide an explanation in understanding your genetic connection to your most distant, ancient ancestors.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Dr. Ugo A. Perego is the owner of the Genetic Genealogy Consultant services, which specializes in helping genealogists with all their DNA needs. He is also a visiting scientis
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  1. AN
    Alva Noonan
    6 days ago

    I was glad to watch this. I had done a 23 test and have -2% Neanderthal but that is 91% more Neanderthal DNA than others customers tested. I had read that but really had no idea what it was telling me. This helps SO much. I have done my Mitochondrial DNA as well and my brother the Y test. So I found this very interesting. I missed it when it was live but I’m really glad to see it now. I was following along on my 23 test and saw I’m in the number 1 spot for those I’m connected too. So that opens As it is we’ve found no exact matches to my brothers Y. Seems Europe holds the answers for me. Thanks again!

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  2. JG
    Julie Goyette
    4 weeks ago

    Excellent webinar. I found Ugo to be a very fascinating and knowledgeable speaker. My interest in Neanderthal DNA has increased since I watched this webinar. I look forward to watching more webinars like this one.

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  3. HH
    Heather Higgins
    1 month ago

    Excellent webinar from start to finish, thanks very much,. I enjoyed it immensely

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  4. CP
    Clifford Peterson
    1 month ago

    Wasn’t sure why this webinar sounded so intriguing, but once it started I was so fascinated that it commanded my complete attention.

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  5. JO
    Janice Otis
    1 month ago

    Today’s lecture was very interesting. Ugo is a very natural and enjoyable speaker. I have a degree in anthropology so the study of Neanderthals is something I am highly interested in. Learning from 23&me that I have Neanderthal DNA was very exciting for me. I will definitely do more research on the topic.

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  6. ST
    Sally Thomas
    1 month ago

    The speaker made DNA easily easy to understand and interesting in its application to more than genealogy.

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  7. LH
    Lorraine Heinrich
    1 month ago

    Very interesting.

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  8. GL
    Graham Lowe
    1 month ago

    Ugo, thank you for your very informative presentation. Although this topic does not relate directly to our family history research, it will serve as a conversation topic with family and friends. Thanks again!

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