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Genes Associated With Pygmie Small Stature Identified

According to a study of the Western African Pygmies in Cameroon published in PLoS Genetics, genes that may be responsible for the relatively small size of Pygmies' have been identified by a team of geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania. On average, Pygmy men stand just 4'11" tall. In addition, based on genetic signatures of natural selection, the study reveals that hormonal pathways and immune system regulation may have been the evolutionary drivers of pygmies' short stature.
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Genes Identified That May Be Responsible For The Pygmies' Relatively Small Size

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. But the reason why these groups are so short and neighboring groups are not remains unclear. Scientists have proposed various theo... Read Post

Genes linked to Western African Pygmies' small stature identified

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. A study of the Western African Pygmies in Cameroon, led by geneticists from the University of Pennsylvania, has identified genes t... Read Post

Geneticists identify genes linked to Western African Pygmies' small stature

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

If Pygmies are known for one trait, it is their short stature: Pygmy men stand just 4'11" on average. Now a study of the Western African Pygmies in Cameroon has identified genes that may be responsible for the Pygmies' relatively sm... Read Post


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