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Got Milk? Early Humans and Lactase Persistence

Genome biologist Ed Green describes the process in which the genes of two groups can be compared to look for selected benefits. He cites a gene that gave humans a unique advantage over the rest of the animal kingdom: our ability to digest milk as adults.

(Source: worldsciencefestival.com)

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    Short look at a commonly refered to poster child of genome studies, with a brief commentary on its limits.
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