Tibetans Survive at High Altitudes with Ancient Gene, Study Says

July 2, 2014 8:43 PM

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Tibetans Survive at High Altitudes with Ancient Gene, Study Says

Tibetans can live at high altitudes thanks to a unique gene that affects blood oxygen and allows people to survive in thin air, a DNA sequence that is also found in an ancient human relative, a new study says.

Tibetans can live at high altitudes thanks to a unique gene that affects blood oxygen and allows people to survive in thin air, a DNA sequence that is also found in an ancient human relative, a new study says.

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