Slew of rare DNA changes following population explosion may hold clues to common diseases

“This is a dramatic example of how recent human history has profoundly shaped patterns of genetic variation,” said Joshua Akey, University of Washington associate professor of genome sciences and a senior author of the study. His lab studies the genetic architecture behind differences among humans (as well as among other species) and the mechanisms of evolutionary change.

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