- Jul 2012
It had been the dominant model until 1980s.And yet was strongly argued by many palaeoanthropologists throughout.
There is only one (supposedly) full sequencing of Neanderthal DNA done, all others refer back to that as frame of reference.In addition to the original Altai Neanderthal genome sequence, there's now another high-coverage genome from Vindija, along with a low coverage genomes from the same site, plus the genomes from El Sidron and Mezmaiskaya, and the Neanderthal genome found in Denisova cave. Along with the Denisovan genomes themselves, of course. Probably some others I'm forgetting or not aware of.
So, no, research does not all refer to the same sequence.