Genetic Code Tells Hunter-Gatherer Tales – ScienceNOW

The new study turned up a Pygmy-specific cluster of 44 variants in a gene called HESX1, which is turned on in embryonic development and controls the growth of the pituitary itself. Mutations in this gene result in a pituitary disorder resulting in short stature, but those mutations have not been…

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