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Complainant Name:
Mr Kevin Yates

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Kevin Yates of Leicester complained to the Press Complaints Commission that, in reporting on new research indicating genetic interbreeding between early Eurasian humans and Neanderthals, the newspaper had inaccurately stated there was also evidence of interbreeding between Neanderthals and Africans, when the opposite was actually the case.


The newspaper acknowledged that, at one point in its article, it had inadvertently misstated the fact that there was no evidence for African-Neanderthal interbreeding. The matter was resolved on the basis that the newspaper had amended the online article and published a further article on the matter correctly stating the facts.

Date Published: 11/06/2010

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