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Rapid adaptation to malaria facilitated by admixture in the human population of Cabo Verde

January 5, 2021 - 14:55 -- Open Access
Hamid I, Korunes KL, Beleza S, Goldberg A
Elife. 2021 Jan 4;10:e63177

Humans have undergone large migrations over the past hundreds to thousands of years, exposing ourselves to new environments and selective pressures. Yet, evidence of ongoing or recent selection in humans is difficult to detect. Many of these migrations also resulted in gene flow between previously separated populations. These recently admixed populations provide unique opportunities to study rapid evolution in humans.

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