Genetic Variation
DNA

EDAR Gene Mutation From East Asia Gives Some Of Us Thicker Hair And More Sweat Glands

While many among our seven billion choose to bicker and argue about tiny differences between one fellow human being and another, the fact remains that we are the same species, and are, in fact, more like each other than anything else on this planet. Enter a new study from Harvard scientists, who have determined that a single gene mutation out of China is responsible for thick hair and a different set up of teeth.
DNA

Genetic Variations In The Last 5,000 Years Have Ripened Humanity For Evolution

Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that the relatively recent advent of new genetic variations has ripened humanity for evolutionary advances.
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