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Adapting to Tibet's Thin Air

Science  20 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5823, pp. 365
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5823.365

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA-- A possible mechanism for the adaptation of a trait that boosts the survival of some Tibetan children, apparently by raising the level of oxygen in their mothers' tissues, was announced at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting, held here from 28 to 31 March. (Read more.)