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Genome Study Places Modern Humans in the Evolutionary Fast Lane

December 10, 2007

John Hawks Countering a common theory that human evolution has slowed to a crawl or even stopped in modern humans, a new study examining data from an international genomics project, describes the past 40,000 years as a time of supercharged evolutionary change, driven by exponential population growth and cultural shifts. Full Story

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