Lactase gene research

 Early man ‘couldn’t stomach milk’

A drink of milk was off the menu for Europeans until only a few thousand years ago, say researchers from London.

Analysis of Neolithic remains, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests no European adults could digest the drink at that time.

Wellcome: research: Do you take milk?

Convergent evolution in human populations is revealed by the recent discovery in East Africans of new variants of the lactase gene.

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