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How human bodies are evolving in modern societies


Technological and medical progress does not necessarily end human evolutionary change - quite the contrary.

The evolutionary biologist Philipp Mitteröcker from the University of Vienna shows how medical treatment can end evolutionary equilibrium and thus trigger new changes. However, these evolutionary changes are not limited to thousands or millions of years: they can affect human biology within a few decades. In his recent article in Nature Ecology & Evolution, he proposes a think tank dedicated to the evolutionary dynamics of human biology and health in our changing societies. [read more]

Nature Ecology & Evolution: How human bodies are evolving in modern societies, Philipp Mitteroecker

DOI: 10.1038/s41559-018-0773-2

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