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Living the high life: high-altitude adaptation

Laura B Scheinfeldt1 and Sarah A Tishkoff12*

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1 Department of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

2 Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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Genome Biology 2010, 11:133  doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-9-133

Published: 10 September 2010

Abstract

Genome-wide scans demonstrate that genetic variants associated with high-altitude adaptation in Tibetans and Andeans arose independently as a result of convergent adaptation.