Population Genetics of Modern Human Evolution
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Relethford, J. H. and Harding, R. M. 2001. Population Genetics of Modern Human Evolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
The aim of studies in human population genetics is to determine how mutation, genetic drift, gene flow and natural selection have generated patterns of genetic diversity within and between populations. One application of these studies is to questions about how modern humans evolved and the meaning of human ‘racial’ variation.
- human evolution;