TITLE

Gene Mutation for Milk Tolerance

PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Science Teacher;Mar2007, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a University of Maryland research team, led by scientist Sarah Tishkoff, that studied deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of East Africans. Human bodies are not designed to digest milk, and some humans tolerate milk products because of a genetic mutation. Tishkoff's team discovered that the mutation occurred at the historical time when the Africans were raising cattle. Their findings illustrate the connection between genetic mutations and lifestyle.
ACCESSION #
24285842

 

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