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Human endurance and long distance running may depend on a gene mutation that happened millions of years ago.

  Human endurance and long distance running may depend on a gene mutation that happened millions of years ago. The more we understand the human genome, the more we understand why humans have certain abilities.  According to Smithsonian magazine, the ability to run long distances and have the types of endurance humans and certain other animals have may be due to a gene mutation that happened two to three million years ago. The gene, known as CMAH, according to Popular Science’s Jillian Mock may be responsible for human endurance.  A  new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Academy B Read More »