All posts tagged with lactase

Selection and lactase persistence

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I received a letter about lactase persistence that motivated me to a fairly long reply; I thought I would share the question and answer:

Lactase persistence in review

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Nature this week has a nice news article about the evolution of lactase persistence by Andrew Curry: “Archaeology: The milk revolution”. The article discusse...

Cheesy evidence

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I’m totally socked in with work this week, but this new paper in Nature is an interesting piece of archaeological chemistry relevant to diet change in the Eu...

Link parade, 2

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Ben Phelan at Slate writes about the recent evolution of lactase persistence: “The Most Spectacular Mutation in Recent Human History”.

Anthropology 105, lecture 13: Milk

less than 1 minute read

Technical issues caused me to miss lecture 12, which was about metaphyses and the growth of the skeleton, as cues for life history evolution.

Mailbag: Exaptation and standing variation

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This may sound like a dumb question, but I am trying to understand the difference between selection on standing variation and the concept of exaptation. They...