Human evolution enters an exciting new phase

November 29, 2012

Geneticist Joshua Akey:

We’ve gone from several hundred million people to seven billion in a blink of evolutionary time. That’s had a profound effect on structuring the variation present in our species. [...]

We have a repository of all this new variation for humanity to use as a substrate. In a way, we’re more evolvable now than at any time in our history.

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