Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase

One of the clades of Port Casper exists because of natural genetic mutations…but which one?

In the most massive study of genetic variation yet, researchers estimated the age of more than one million variants, or changes to our DNA code, found across human populations. The vast majority proved to be quite young. The chronologies tell a story of evolutionary dynamics in recent human history, a period characterized by both narrow reproductive bottlenecks and sudden, enormous population growth.

Read more at Wired.