Smoke Effect

Humans and Neanderthals differ at site that falls within ligand-binding domain of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) gene, according to a Pennsylvania State University-based team of researchers. They suggest that this difference may have enabled humans to better tolerate smoke from cooking fires.

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