Convergent Evolution: Neanderthals and Woolly Mammoths May Have Shared Genetic Traits

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A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals with African ancestry - woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that evolved in the arctic peninsula of Eurasia around 600,000 years ago, and Neanderthals, highly skilled early humans who evolved in Europe around 400,000 years ago - shared molecular characteristics of adaptation to cold environments.