Genes help Tibetans thrive in altitudes

14th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Special genes help Tibetans to thrive in high altitudes, US researchers from the University of Utah say. They compared DNA samples of 75 Tibetans living at 4,500 feet above sea level with those of Chinese and Japanese low-landers. Researches discovered 10 genes which produce more hemoglobin and increase oxygen transportation.

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