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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley reported on an ancient genetic variation that enables Tibetans to survive at high altitudes. The low oxygen levels on the Tibetan plateau make it inhospitable to most humans except those indigenous people. Previous studies have identified a hypoxia pathway gene called EPAS1 as being key to Tibetans' ability to live in this environment.

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