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Tracking the Evolutionary History of a "Warrior" Gene

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Science  07 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5672, pp. 818
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5672.818a

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TAMPA, FLORIDA-- About 1200 researchers attended the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists here from 14 to 17 April. A team of geneticists reported that a genetic variant linked to violence in men has counterparts in other primates, indicating that it must have conferred some selective advantage during its 25-million-year history.