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Arctic Inuit, Native American cold adaptations may originate from extinct hominids
 

Arctic Inuit, Native American cold adaptations may originate from extinct hominids

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In the Arctic, the Inuits have adapted to severe cold and a predominantly seafood diet. Now, a team of scientists has followed up on the first natural selection study in Inuits to trace back the origins of these adaptations. The results provide convincing evidence that the Inuit variant of the TBX15/WARS2 region first came into modern humans from an archaic hominid population, likely related to the Denisovans.
 
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28 Dec 2016 - General