Human Culture Influences Gene Evolution

Yeah, no wonder we are always trailing in Info Sec when it comes to defending against the known and unknown.

Gene’s makeup is rapidly changing as our cultures and contexts become more intertwined and complex.;=print

Although it does shield people from other forces, culture itself seems to be a powerful force of natural selection. People adapt genetically to sustained cultural changes, like new diets. And this interaction works more quickly than other selective forces, “leading some practitioners to argue that gene-culture co-evolution could be the dominant mode of human evolution,” Kevin N. Laland and colleagues wrote in the February issue of Nature Reviews Genetics. Dr. Laland is an evolutionary biologist at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland


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