Natural selection and quantitative genetics of life-history traits in Western women: a twin study.

@article{Kirk2001NaturalSA,
  title={Natural selection and quantitative genetics of life-history traits in Western women: a twin study.},
  author={Katherine M Kirk and Simon P. Blomberg and David L Duffy and Andrew Craig Heath and Ian P. F. Owens and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={423-35}
}
Whether contemporary human populations are still evolving as a result of natural selection has been hotly debated. For natural selection to cause evolutionary change in a trait, variation in the trait must be correlated with fitness and be genetically heritable and there must be no genetic constraints to evolution. These conditions have rarely been tested in human populations. In this study, data from a large twin cohort were used to assess whether selection will cause a change among women in a… CONTINUE READING
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