Babies no longer being born with wisdom teeth among our microevolutionary changes: scientists


Babies are no longer being born with wisdom teeth, as humans are evolving faster than at any time in the past 250 years, research has shown. Shorter faces, extra bones in feet and legs, and an artery in the forearm are among a slew of anatomical differences recorded in modern humans. Australian scientists have said in a report that the species is experiencing a microevolution, where changes take place over a short period of time, after reaching a “relaxed state” of natural selection. Dr Teghan Lucas, of Flinders University in Adelaide, and the report’s lead author, said: “A lot of people thought humans have stopped evolving. But our study shows we are still evolving, faster than at any point in the past 250 years.”

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