Our ancestors started drinking alcohol long before they learned how to light a fire

December 2, 2014 4:20 PM

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Researchers found that gene ADH4, which produces an enzyme that breaks down alcohol, traces all the way back to 10 million years ago.

A new research conducted by the researchers at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida reveals the origins of human alcohol consumption. According to the study, human ancestors may have begun consuming alcohol about 10 million years ago, long before modern humans began brewing booze. Human ancestor...

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