Human evolution: Thrifty genes and the Dairy Queen

Gibson, Greg (2007) Human evolution: Thrifty genes and the Dairy Queen. Current Biology, 17 8: R295-R296. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2007.02.011

Author Gibson, Greg
Title Human evolution: Thrifty genes and the Dairy Queen
Journal name Current Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-9822
Publication date 2007-04-17
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2007.02.011
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 8
Start page R295
End page R296
Total pages 2
Place of publication Cambridge, MA, United States
Publisher Cell Press
Language eng
Subject 0601 Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Abstract Two new studies of genes that have experienced positive selection since the origin of pastoral agriculture help explain the incidence of lactose tolerance and diabetes, but cast considerable doubt on the popular thrifty genes hypothesis.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes "Dispatches"

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
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