Evolutionary medicine: its scope, interest and potential.

  title={Evolutionary medicine: its scope, interest and potential.},
  author={Stephen C Stearns},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={279 1746},
This review is aimed at readers seeking an introductory overview, teaching courses and interested in visionary ideas. It first describes the range of topics covered by evolutionary medicine, which include human genetic variation, mismatches to modernity, reproductive medicine, degenerative disease, host-pathogen interactions and insights from comparisons with other species. It then discusses priorities for translational research, basic research and health management. Its conclusions are that… CONTINUE READING
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