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Penn Geneticists Identify Genes Linked to Western African Pygmies' Small Stature
April 26, 2012
If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. Now, a study of the western African Pygmies in Cameroon, led by geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania, has identified genes that may be responsible for the Pygmies' relatively small size.
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