My genes show I'm not entirely human

As it turns out, I'm not entirely human.

The results from a personalised DNA test I took earlier this year show that although my genetic make-up is mostly North-east Asian, I am also 3 per cent Neanderthal.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 18, 2018, with the headline 'My genes show I'm not entirely human'. Print Edition | Subscribe