Greenlandic Inuit show genetic signatures of diet and climate adaptation

  title={Greenlandic Inuit show genetic signatures of diet and climate adaptation},
  author={Matteo Fumagalli and Ida Moltke and Niels Grarup and Fernando Racimo and Peter Bjerregaard and Marit Eika J{\o}rgensen and Thorfinn Sand Korneliussen and Pascale Gerbault and Line Skotte and Allan Linneberg and Cramer Kjeldahl Christensen and Ivan Brandslund and Torben J{\o}rgensen and Emilia Huerta-S{\'a}nchez and Erik Berg Schmidt and Oluf Pedersen and Torben Hansen and Anders Albrechtsen and Rasmus Nielsen},
  pages={1343 - 1347}
Greenlanders' genomes signal a fatty diet The evolutionary consequences of inhabiting a challenging environment can be seen within the genomes of Greenland Inuit. Fumagalli et al. have found signs of selection for genetic variants in fat metabolism, not just for promoting heat-producing brown fat cells but also for coping with the large amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in their seafood diet (see the Perspective by Tishkoff). Genes under selection in these populations have a strong… 

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