ongoing human evolution
The frequency of M3 agenesis varies greatly among human populations. It may have to do with agricultural diets, but anthropologists aren't sure.
Examining a study by Carina Schlebusch and coworkers into the peoples of northern Argentina.
The famous documentarian has some strong views about the potential of our species, but he overlooks the diversity of environments we have created.
This has been an eventful week for those of us who study the dynamics of recent selection in humans. The most significant event was the publication of a paper describing genetic analysis of a long selection experiment in Drosophila. Although the experiment differs from most natural instances of selection in
The anthropologist argued that humans have stopped evolving, but that isn't the way we understand human evolution today.
I look into arguments by the geneticist Steve Jones that human evolution has stopped. It hasn't.
I run through our 2007 work on evidence for recent natural selection across the human genome.