“Paris’s Wanderer” for Elle Men Hong Kong September 2014 issue
Photographer: Syed Munawir
Stylist: Andrea de Saint Andrieu
Model: Mats Van Snippenberg
MUA: Jay Kwan
Hair: Danielle Carlson
Assistant stylists: Alyzee de Saint Andrieu and Sophia Machioudi
Many people have Neanderthal genes in their DNA that predispose them to allergies, two studies published Thursday have found.
“So I suppose that some of us can blame Neanderthals for our susceptibility to common allergies, like hay fever,” says Janet Kelso of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, who led one of the teams.
Scientists once thought of Neanderthals as brutish creatures who had little in common with modern humans. But as more evidence turned up, researchers realized Neanderthals were more sophisticated than previously thought and sometimes mated with early Homo sapiens.
Photo: Pierre Andrieu/AFP/Getty Images Caption: Neanderthals, represented here by a museum’s reconstruction, had been living in Eurasia for 200,000 years when Homo sapiens first passed through, and the communities intermingled.
FRANCE, Paris : Alpha Jets of the French Air Force, La Patrouille de France, releasing trails of blue, white and red smoke, the colors of the French national flag, fly over the Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) in Paris during the annual Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2014. France has issued an unprecedented invitation to all 72 countries involved in World War I to take part in its annual Bastille Day military parade. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU