Searching the genome for our adaptations

Authors

  • Eugene E. Harris

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    1. Queensborough Community College, Department of Biological Sciences and Geology, City University of New York, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
    • Queensborough Community College, Department of Biological Sciences and Geology, City University of New York, 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, NY 11364
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    • Eugene Harris is in the Department of Biological Sciences and Geology at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, and a Visiting Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research focuses on human and nonhuman primate evolutionary genetics.


Abstract

The current genomic revolution represents a turning point in our understanding of human evolution. For the first time, we are able to begin to investigate human evolutionary adaptations by comparing our entire genome with the genomes of other animal species with which we are related by descent. We are also able to begin fully investigating the genetic differences within and among human populations to understand exactly how human populations have evolved and adapted over time.

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