Following the herd

Stephen P. Wooding

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The ability to digest lactose into adulthood is a recently evolved trait that has risen to high frequency in some human populations, coincident with the introduction of cattle domestication. A new study shows that variants responsible for this trait arose independently in Europeans and Africans, providing a striking example of convergent evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalNature genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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