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Humans have evolved resistance to toxic arsenic

Carina Schlebusch and colleagues just published an article in Molecular Biology and Evolution demonstrating human adaptation to the locally high arsenic levels in groundwater in the South American Andes.


San Antonio de Cobre, Argentina. from

Read my brief review of Human adaptation to arsenic-rich environments in the Evolution and Medicine Review here.

Updated: see March 13 New York Times article by Carl Zimmer about this example of human evolution!

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Joe Alcock

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

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