What Made Humans Better Than Neanderthals? Not Mutation, Say Scientists

Our genomes are 99% identical. It's a question of how evolution turned our genes on and off, notably genes relating to brain.

By now it's clear: modern man had intercourse with other species of humans, including – at the very least – Neanderthals and Denisovans, who had lived in Eurasia. Yet only homo sapiens survived. The reasons why remain exceedingly controversial, not to mention speculative, but now scientists in Jerusalem postulate that the success of mankind - as opposed to neanderkind - lay not in genetic changes, but...