Did Parasites Drive Human Evolution?

Did Parasites Drive Human Evolution?

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What if factors other than climate, like the food available nearby or the viruses, bacteria, and parasites native to the area, had an effect on various human populations’ genetic toolkits? It’s a fascinating question, but, given that we have to reconstruct all this supposed evolution from the current state of modern genomes, finding an answer isn’t easy. A recent paper takes an important first step.

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