About Human Biology

Founded in 1929, Human Biology is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on research to increase understanding of human biological variation. Among the topics considered by the journal are anthropological, quantitative, evolutionary, and population genetics and genomics; ancient DNA studies and paleogenomics; demography and genetic epidemiology; and ethical and social implications of human genetic and genomic research.

Human Biology is the official publication of the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), an educational and scientific organization founded in 1994. AAAG aims to promote the study of anthropological genetics, as this field is broadly defined, to facilitate communication and cooperation between individuals engaged in this field.

Current Issue: Volume 86, Issue 3 (2014)

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Population Genetic Structure of Traditional Populations in the Peruvian Central Andes and Implications for South American Population History
Graciela S. Cabana; Cecil M. Lewis, Jr.; Raúl Y. Tito; R. Alan Covey; Angela M. Cáceres; Augusto F. De La Cruz; Diana Durand; Genevieve Housman; Brannon I. Hulsey; Gian Carlo Iannacone; Paul W. López; Rolando Martínez; Ángel Medina; Olimpio Ortega Dávila; Karla Paloma Osorio Pinto; Susan I. Polo Santillán; Percy Rojas Domínguez; Meagan Rubel; Heather F. Smith; Silvia E. Smith; Verónica Rubín de Celis Massa; Beatriz Lizárraga; and Anne C. Stone


HLA Class II Alleles in the Otomi Population of the Mezquital Valley: A Genetic Approach to the History of Interethnic Migrations in the Mexican Central Plateau
Ana Itzel Juárez-Martín, Blanca Zoila González-Sobrino, Ángel Eduardo Camarena Olvera, and Ramcés Falfán-Valencia


A Homogenizing Process of Selection Has Maintained an “Ultra-Slow” Acetylation NAT2 Variant in Humans
Blandine Patillon, Pierre Luisi, Estella S. Poloni, Sotiria Boukouvala, Pierre Darlu, Emmanuelle Génin, and Audrey Sabbagh

Open Access Articles

Human Biology 86.3