Thursday, 7 September 2017

Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving

Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving

A huge genetic study that sought to pinpoint how the human genome is evolving suggests that natural selection is getting rid of harmful genetic mutations that shorten people’s lives. The work, published in PLoS Biology1, analysed DNA from 215,000 people and is one of the first attempts to probe directly how humans are evolving over one or two generations.

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