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Allergies May Have Been Bequeathed by Neandertals

January 7th, 2016

Episode 395 of 579 episodes

Many non-African humans today have genes—which apparently made it into us via Neandertals—that ramp up resistance to pathogens, but bring on allergies, too. Christopher Intagliata reports