This is a fascinating discussion.
It starts a little slow if you are focused on the title,
because they spend a fair amount of time speaking about Pääbo’s scientific development and a bit of science philosophy,
really quite interesting.
Then the last third that does focus on the state of knowledge regarding Neanderthal DNA in modern humans is quite the trip,
if you haven’t been keeping up
Neanderthal Man with Svante Pääbo - Conversations with History (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svante_Pääbo) University of California Television (UCTV) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRmA1LrMyDEPublished on Oct 6, 2014 (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Svante Pääbo, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, for a discussion of his intellectual journey. Svante Pääbo highlights both the opportunities and obstacles that characterized his 30 year quest to uncover the genome of Neanderthal Man. In the course of his reflections, he elucidates the nature of scientific inquiry and highlights the possible long-term implications of using genetic research to understand the genome of human ancestors and thereby understand the uniqueness of humans. Svante Pääbo was the 2014 Foerster Lecturer at Berkeley. Recorded on 09/10/2014. Series: "Conversations with History" [10/2014] [Science] [Show ID: 28721]