News of the WeekAMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS MEETING

Studying Humans--and Their Cousins and Parasites

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Science  27 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5517, pp. 627-629
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5517.627

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI-- More than 1000 researchers presented 500 papers at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists here, from 28 to 31 March. The talks covered diverse aspects of human and ape evolution, including a genetic study of primates, new dates on an important site for early human fossils, and the evolution of a malaria resistance gene.