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Angela
09-02-15, 18:52
An article in Archaeology:
How Hominins Ate Their Starchy Veggies
http://www.archaeology.org/news/2963-150209-bitter-taste-genes

LeBrok
10-02-15, 05:08
The study also found that modern humans carry an average of six copies, and as many as 20 copies, of the salivary amylase gene, which has been thought to help digest the sugars in starchy foods. Chimps, Neanderthals, and Denisovans carry only one or two copies of this gene.
We love sugar and starches indead. Does 23andme test show the gene for starch digestion, and number of copies?