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An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

An Evolutionary Whodunit: How Did Humans Develop Lactose Tolerance?

| December 29, 2012

Thousands of years ago, ancient farmers gained the ability to consume milk as adults without getting an upset stomach. A remarkable mutation let some of them digest lactose sugar. But scientists still puzzle over why that mutation persisted and became prevalent in modern humans.

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