Ian Lewis

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Role of parasitic selection in the evolution of human hemoglobin mutations

2016/17-2019/20 • $172,000 • PI
Malaria is a major force in human evolution. Pressure from this disease has driven the evolution of several antimalarial traits in people, the best known of which is sickle hemoglobin. Although hemoglobin polymorphisms have been linked to antimalarial properties for decades, how these mutations...