Why Pygmies Are So Short, a Study

August 19, 2014 2:39 PM

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It may be one of the last examples of ongoing natural selection in humans. Pygmy hunter-gatherer tribes in Uganda have genes to thank for their incredibly small stature, and researchers now suspect that this trait has evolved several times to help these people better adapt to their unusual lifestyle.

Researchers from the Luis Barreiro Lab recently teamed up with several other experts to study the Batwa and Baka people, who, respectively, dwell in the east and west parts of the Central African rainforest.

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