Pinworms—small worms that infect the intestines—are the most common worm infection in the United States. Although all people are over 99.9% genetically identical, the small amount of diversity that does exist between individuals tends to track with ethnicity. This is probably pretty obvious—an individual of [...]
Tag: human genetic history
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Is Autoimmunity a Result of Genetic Adaptation to Pathogens?
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Attention Human Genetic History Buffs
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The journal Current Biology has a special review issue on the global genetic history of Homo sapiens. The articles are written for a fairly technical audience, but if it's a topic you're interested in, you might want to check it out. All of the articles are available online for free. Archaeogenetics — [...]