Past 5,000 years prolific for changes to human genome
"The human genome has been busy over the past 5,000 years."
Analysis of 6,515 exomes reveals the recent origin of most human protein-coding variants
"Establishing the age of each mutation segregating in contemporary human populations is important to fully understand our evolutionary history and will help to facilitate the development of new approaches for disease-gene discovery."
Natural selection has altered the appearance of Europeans over the past 5,000 years
"Anthropologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and geneticists at University College London, working in collaboration with archaeologists from Berlin and Kiev, have analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons and found that selection has had a significant effect on the human genome even in the past 5,000 years, resulting in sustained changes to the appearance of people."