Skip to comments.East Asian Physical Traits Linked to 35,000-Year-Old Mutation
Posted on 02/15/2013 1:33:40 AM PST by Pharmboy
Gaining a deep insight into human evolution, researchers have identified a mutation in a critical human gene as the source of several distinctive traits that make East Asians different from other races.
Researchers have identified a mutation in a gene that confers several distinct traits to East Asians, including thicker hair.
The traits thicker hair shafts, more sweat glands, characteristically identified teeth and smaller breasts are the result of a gene mutation that occurred about 35,000 years ago, the researchers have concluded.
The first of those sites to be studied contains the gene known as EDAR. Africans and Europeans carry the standard version of the gene, but in most East Asians, one of the DNA units has mutated.
Seeking to understand if the gene was the cause of thicker hair in East Asians with the variant gene, a team of researchers led by Yana G. Kamberov and Pardis C. Sabeti at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., decided to test the gene in mice, where its effects could be more easily explored.
...The Broad team engineered a strain of mice whose EDAR gene had the same DNA change as the East Asian version of EDAR.
When the mice grew up, the researchers found they did indeed have thicker hair shafts, confirming that the changed gene was the cause of East Asians thicker hair. But the gene had several other effects, they report in Thursdays issue of the journal Cell.
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Gene ping for thick hair and small breasts.
Evilution is a satanic lie
Hmph....so much for that created equal jazz.
Interesting how subject to change we are. Wonder about intelligence. East Asians perform better on IQ tests than Europeans and Africans.
But a second researcher had a different explanation and a third researcher had still another idea. And someone else will offer up more.
Who is going to tell the East Asian women they can’t be on the Swedish Bikini Team because they have a mutation?
I guess the gene mutation also makes you smarter!
The evolution theory leaves a couple of questions. If man first evolved in Africa, why aren’t Africans away ahead of the rest of us in intelligence and accomplishments? Why did Africans not develop their rich continent?
Maybe other peoples developed differently, simply because they left - and were exposed to different challenges, as it were. Or maybe those that left self selected, based on a gene mutation prior to leaving.
Funny if how Ron Paul said there were different races everyone would immediately call him a racist...
Yes...facts are facts and the discovered mutation is just that. And the reason for its arising? Random mutation. And the reason why it spread so quickly and took hold in this population? Speculation.
Finns and Jews are not Chinese.
Note, the 35,000 year period was part of an interstadial in the glacial period so it wasn't exactly hot and sweaty! looking forward from that time to 24,000 years ago at the glacial maximum, that meant the Chinese weren't even living in China for most of that period.
The current theory is that the people who became Europeans and Chinese separated 35,000 years ago somewhere in central Asia.
The thicker hair event occurred in the last place all the Chinese, Japanese, Thai, American Indians and others lived in the same place ~ which is in Siberia not far from Lake Baikal ~ but even then the Chinese didn't live in China.
This is actually a great case or putting an end to the 'sexual selection' theory!
This is actually ONE RACE, different hair!
Wow, what a way to start the day...to find out that your wife is a mutant.
I’ve got to admit though, I’ve had my suspicions.
Seriously, this “mutation” could’ve happened shortly after the tribes wandered away from the Tower of Babel...read Genesis for this account.
Maybe because the smart one recognized the hole Africa is and left....
The less intelligent ones stayed.