Evolution: Stanford study suggests disease-causing genes were once beneficial
Gene variants that now cause these Type 1 diabetes and other ailments may once have shielded our forebears from infectious disease.
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Evolution may have pushed humans toward greater risk for type 1 diabetes
Gene variants associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis may confer previously unknown benefits to their human carriers, say researchers. As a result, the human race may have been evolving in the recent past to be more susceptible, rather than less, to some complex diseases, they conclude.
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Women tell evolution story by concentrating on webs
Arachnologist and former Ventura County resident Catherine L. Craig has recently co-written a book called “Spider Silk” that explains how evolution works through the lens of the world of spiders and silk.
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Originally posted 2010-08-19 13:55:35.