Researcher contributes to manuscript on the influence of Neanderthal ancestry

William S. Bush, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, recently co-authored a manuscript with Tony Capra, assistant professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt University, and collaborators in the eMERGE network on a publication in Science.

Their manuscript described the influence of Neanderthal ancestry on modern human traits. The researchers found how certain factors inherited from Neanderthals could lead to common diseases.

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