Monday, December 10, 2007

Humans Still Evolving, Study Says

This was on the LA Times today.

"By examining more than 3 million variants of DNA in 269 people, researchers identified about 1,800 genes that have been widely adopted in relatively recent times because they offer some evolutionary benefit."
Read more here.

3 comments:

dave said...

This was interesting,
"Nobody 10,000 years ago had blue eyes," Hawks said. "Why is it that blue-eyed people had a 5% advantage in reproducing compared to non-blue-eyed people? I have no idea."

Bri said...

I liked that bit, too. What impressed me the most was the 'modesty factor,' i.e., even though much is known, much else still remains a mystery.

Nicki said...

that we evolve is as true as 'death and taxes.' :)