The Neanderthal handshake: unraveling the genetic origins of Viking disease

Vikings disease folded hand

A ring finger stuck in a bent position as seen in Dupuytrens disease, colloquially known as Viking disease. Credit: Hugo Zeberg/Molecular Biology and Evolution Dupuytrens disease, a hand disorder common among Northern Europeans, has genetic ties to Neanderthals, according to a study in Molecular Biology and Evolution. Three of the 61 genetic risk variants for … Read more