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rock hunter
03-17-2015, 07:54 AM
The arrival of farming in Europe beginning around 8,500 years ago required adaptation to 2 new environments, pathogens, diets, and social organizations. While evidence of natural selection can be revealed by studying patterns of genetic variation in present-day people1-6 3 , these pattern are
4 only indirect echoes of past events, and provide little information about where and when selection
5 occurred. Ancient DNA makes it possible to examine populations as they were before, during and
after adaptation events, and thus to reveal the tempo and mode of selection7,8 6 . Here we report the