Neanderthal & Human DNA is 99.9 Identical
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We may like to think we're far superior to the Neanderthals species that us humans beat in the evolutionary battle.
But analysis of DNA from a 38,000-year-old bone has revealed Neanderthal and human DNA is actually up to 99.9 per cent identical.
In contrast, humans and chimps only share 95 per cent of their genetic material.