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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, September 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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3 news outlets
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
72 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

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Title
Q&A: Where did the Neanderthals go?
Published in
BMC Biology, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12915-017-0414-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kelley Harris, Rasmus Nielsen

Abstract

Genomic evidence has demonstrated that humans and Neanderthals interbred. Today, the genomes of most individuals outside Africa contain 2-3% Neanderthal DNA. However, it is still hotly debated why the Neanderthals went extinct and if humans contributed to the Neanderthal extinction. In this Q&A we explore what genomic data might have to say about this issue.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 26%
Researcher 8 19%
Other 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Professor 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 8 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 30%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 7%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 9 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 80. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2020.
All research outputs
#402,799
of 21,266,613 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#92
of 1,826 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,183
of 289,820 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#1
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