Technical objections to the idea that Neandertals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a new genome analysis method. The technique can more confidently detect the genetic signatures of interbreeding than previous approaches and will be useful for evolutionary studies of other ancient or rare DNA samples.
via Humans and Neandertals interbred, new method confirms — ScienceDaily.
Well then, that’s that. As someone who’s 3% Neandertal, I can say I’m fine with it. It does seem to confirm that Neandertals must have been more like us than they’re often portrayed, since it’s unlikely either them or our ancestors would have been interested if we were too different.