February 15, 2013
East Asian Physical Traits Linked to Mutation
Nicholas Wade, New York Times
Gaining a deep insight into human evolution, researchers have identified a mutation in a critical human gene as the source of several distinctive traits that make East Asians different from other races.
The traits — thicker hair shafts, more sweat glands, characteristically identified teeth and smaller breasts — are the result of a gene mutation that occurred about 35,000 years ago, the researchers have concluded.
TAGGED: Asians, Mutation, Genetics