Living in thin air: Fruit fly research pinpoints genomic hallmarks of human high altitude adaptation

  • November 20, 2015
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Living in thin air: Fruit fly research pinpoints genomic hallmarks of human high altitude adaptation
To get at the genetic roots of high altitude adaptation, a collaborative research team turned to a research workhorse, the fruit fly and identified a treasure trove of new genes -- all told, over 100 genes that may be critical to high-altitude adaptation, with more than 40 similar genes found in humans.

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