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Studying Lactose Tolerance in Africa

Caption: Penn's Sarah Tishkoff administers a lactose tolerance test to a group of Maasai people in Tanzania. The test measures the ability to digest milk -- a trait that Tishkoff and other researchers link with the practice of pastoralism.

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