Human evolution: Genomic gifts from Archaic hominins

Benjamin Vernot, Joshua M. Akey

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The dispersal of humans throughout the world was accompanied by adaptations to local environments. New research shows that a previously identified haplotype of the EPAS1 gene, which allows Tibetans to live at high altitude, was inherited from archaic hominin ancestors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R845-R848
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 22 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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