Anthropology’s Cynthia Beall discusses research on genes, ancient populations

Genetic origins of high-altitude adaptations in Tibetans

Archaeology News Network: Distinguished University Professor Cynthia Beall discussed her research, which focuses on the transfer of beneficial mutations between human populations. “We see other examples of admixtures,” she said. “Outside of Africa, most of us have Neanderthal genes—about 2 to 5 percent of our genome—and people today have some immune system genes from another ancient group called the Denisovans.”