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Undergraduates Tian Chen Zeng, left, and Alan Aw, right, worked with Marcus Feldman, a professor of biology, to show how social structure could explain a genetic puzzle about humans of the Stone Age.

Image credit: Courtesy Marcus Feldman
May 30 2018

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Wars and clan structure may explain a strange biological event 7,000 years ago, Stanford researchers find

Genetic data suggest there was a collapse in male, but not female, genetic diversity starting 7,000 years ago. The reason may be wars between clans structured around male ancestry.

 

https://news.stanford.edu/2018/05/30/war-clan-structure-explain-odd-biological-event/