The ability to digest lactose into adulthood is a recently evolved trait that has risen to high frequency in some human populations, coincident with the introduction of cattle domestication. A new study shows that variants responsible for this trait arose independently in Europeans and Africans, providing a striking example of convergent evolution.
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Wooding, S. Following the herd. Nat Genet 39, 7–8 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng0107-7
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