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Gene-environment mismatch

Humans engage in extreme activities in extreme environments. There is no question that some of things we do are so radically different from what our hominin ancestors experienced. As a result,  selection has not had time to modify their effects. Two examples:

Footage of Felix Baumgartner’s leap from the edge of space.

Joe Namath: None of the human body is designed for football

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Joe Alcock

Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine

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