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When genes and environment disagree: Making sense of trends in recent human evolution

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In humans, for the first time, we are now able to observe ongoing natural selection at the molecular level. Natural selection operates when particular genetic variants render the individuals who bear them more likely to reproduce. As a consequence, those genetic variants increase in frequency in the next generation. In PNAS, Beauchamp (1) presents evidence of negative natural selection on genes implicated in higher educational attainment in a contemporary population in the United States. To u...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.1608532113

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Journal website
Volume:
113
Issue:
28
Pages:
7693-7695
Publication date:
2016-07-12
Acceptance date:
2016-06-17
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Source identifiers:
629043
Language:
English
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pubs:629043
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2016-08-17

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