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Third molar agenesis: a puzzling case of recent human evolution
A meta-analysis gives a picture of the frequency that people don't develop third molars in many populations globally.
03 Dec 2016
My essay in The Scientist covers recent natural selection in humans
Looking beyond single-gene selection toward the new evidence of selection on continuous traits.
01 Aug 2016
Link: Artifacts melting out of Norwegian glaciers
Receding glaciers leave ancient artifacts behind in their wakes.
17 Jan 2015
Notable: Ancestry matters to ecogeography
Bergmann's and Allen's rules apply to humans in a way that depends on the shared ancestry of different populations.
02 Jan 2015
Profile of Nina Jablonski and skin pigmentation
Looking into the evolutionary history of human skin color.
02 Dec 2014
Selection and lactase persistence
A reader asks how milk drinking could have led to a selective advantage; I answer.
20 Sep 2014
Upcoming events: Wisconsin Science Festival
24 Sep 2013
Mailbag: Genetics of schizophrenia
03 Sep 2011
HLA class-I loci in Neandertals and Denisova
Abi-Rached and colleagues report that the human system owes much to the Neandertals and Denisovans.
25 Aug 2011
Y chronology awry
24 Aug 2011
Selection for smaller brains in Holocene human evolution
Many human populations underwent reductions in endocranial capacity during the last 10,000 years, beyond the reduction expected from body size changes.
22 Aug 2011
Mailbag: Could autism genes be adaptive?
17 Aug 2011
Did Denisovans have genetic adaptations to high altitude?
Noodling through the Denisova genome data for signs of candidate altitude adaptations.
21 Jun 2011
Rats in the radiocarbon (or vice versa)
11 Jun 2008
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