Tag: Kenya

Genes, Languages and Artifacts Yield Insights Into African Prehistory

The author during her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. As a Peace Corps volunteer teaching in Kenya 25 years ago, I was fascinated by the cultural, linguistic, and physical differences among the people of eastern Africa. One of our Kenyan trainers took us to a "boma" where his tall, ...

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Malaria Has Driven Evolution In Humans And Baboons Alike

Malaria, a strong evolutionary pressure in humans, has also shaped the baboon genome, new research says. Each year at least 350 million people around the world are infected by malaria parasites.  More than one million people, mainly young children, succumb to the disease.  But these numbers would be even ...

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