Natural selection in a contemporary human population

@inproceedings{Byarsa2009NaturalSI,
  title={Natural selection in a contemporary human population},
  author={Sean G. Byarsa and Douglas Ewbankb and Diddahally R. Govindarajuc and Stephen C. Stearnsa},
  year={2009}
}
  • Sean G. Byarsa, Douglas Ewbankb, +1 author Stephen C. Stearnsa
  • Published 2009
Our aims were to demonstrate that natural selection is operating on contemporary humans, predict future evolutionary change for specific traits with medical significance, and show that for some traits we can make short-term predictions about our future evolution. To do so, we measured the strength of selection, estimated genetic variation and covariation, and predicted the response to selection for women in the Framingham Heart Study, a project of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute… CONTINUE READING

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