viernes, 26 de febrero de 2010

¿Cómo la cultura moldea al genoma humano?

El siguiente es el resumen del artículo publicado en la reivsta Nature, en febrero de este año, si abren el enlace del título en la biblioteca o alguna red de la UdG les permitirá el acceso completo.

How culture shaped the human genome: bringing genetics and the human sciences together

Kevin N. Laland, John Odling-Smee & Sean Myles

Researchers from diverse backgrounds are converging on the view that human evolution has been shaped by gene–culture interactions. Theoretical biologists have used population genetic models to demonstrate that cultural processes can have a profound effect on human evolution, and anthropologists are investigating cultural practices that modify current selection. These findings are supported by recent analyses of human genetic variation, which reveal that hundreds of genes have been subject to recent positive selection, often in response to human activities. Here, we collate these data, highlighting the considerable potential for cross-disciplinary exchange to provide novel insights into how culture has shaped the human genome.


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