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COLD SPRING HARBOR, NY (GenomeWeb) – Polygenic adaptation appears to have played a more pronounced and pervasive role in the adaptation of complex human traits than previously appreciated, according to a study presented this week at the Biology of Genomes meeting by Stanford University genetics researcher Yair Field.

During a session on population genomics, Field described efforts to untangle human genetic adaptation over relatively recent genetic history — within the past 2,000 years or so — in the ancestors of modern-day Britons.

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