This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, the University of Chicago's Anna Di Rienzo and collaborators from the US and Ethiopia report on potential genetic contributors to thin air adaptation in two Ethiopian populations. From genome-wide SNP array data for individuals from Amhara or Oromo populations living at high and low altitudes, the team determined that the Ethiopian populations do not seem to share high altitude hemoglobin adaptations reported in Tibetan populations in the past.

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