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James Duffin's Evaluation of this article at Faculty of 1000 Biology

Posted by NiyazAhmed on 29 Jun 2008 at 06:33 GMT

Evaluated by: James Duffin
University of Toronto, Canada [PHYSIOLOGY]
Evaluated 11 Jun 2008

Tag: New Finding
F1000 Factor: 9.0 (Exceptional)

Comments:

'This is the first study to report the genetic adaptations to living at altitude from across several different populations. The finding of a gene, by these authors, that predicts chronic mountain sickness will advance understanding of this debilitating condition. That different populations have adapted differently raises new hypotheses about the time for genetic adaptations to occur'.

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Niyaz Ahmed
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RE: James Duffin's Evaluation of this article at Faculty of 1000 Biology

ottoarun12 replied to NiyazAhmed on 30 Jun 2008 at 15:58 GMT

A very flattering evaluation; thank you! But how are we to take this further? We’re in the midst of a very lengthy preparatory phase to return to the mountains. We hope to garner international collaborators to further define adaptation to altitude as one measure of human, environmentally driven, evolutionary pressures. Otto Appenzeller