Humans are evolving an extra artery in the arm


Published on MedED:  22 October 2020
Type of article: Summary
Sources: Science Focus, BBC Science Focus Magazine
It sounds like a line from a Sci-Fi movie, humans are evolving an extra artery in the arm. 
A study has however found this statement to be a fact and they are contributing the additional artery to the faster rate humans are evolving than for instance a 100 years ago.
Leading researcher Dr Lucas said: “Since the 18th Century, anatomists have been studying the prevalence of this artery in adults and our study shows it’s clearly increasing.
The median artery is however not the only example of ongoing human evolution.
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Humans are evolving an extra artery in the arm
Contributor: Aldeen van der Walt
Aldeen van der Walt previously worked in Dead Body Management Education, at the Forensic Unit of the International Committee of the Red Cross. She is passionate about anthropology and forensic pathology, and is committed to raising the profile and access to the forensic pathology education across the Sub-Saharan African region.

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