Altitude adaptation in Tibetans caused by introgression of Denisovan-like DNA.

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As modern humans migrated out of Africa, they encountered many new environmental conditions, including greater temperature extremes, different pathogens and higher altitudes. These diverse environments are likely to have acted as agents of natural selection and to have led to local adaptations. One of the most celebrated examples in humans is the adaptation… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature13408

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