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.


Anonymous 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."

B.R. 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.

Unknown said...

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