- The role of GHR and IGF1 genes in the genetic determination of African pygmies' short statureNoémie S A Becker
CNRS MNHN Université Paris 7, UMR 7206 Ecoanthropology and Ethnobiology, Paris, France
Eur J Hum Genet 21:653-8. 2013..We conclude that the GHR and IGF1 genes may have a role in African pygmies' short stature. The use of phenotypically contrasted populations is a promising strategy to identify new variants associated with complex traits in humans...
- Indirect evidence for the genetic determination of short stature in African PygmiesNoémie S A Becker
CNRS MNHN Université Paris, UMR Eco Anthropologie et Ethnobiologie, France
Am J Phys Anthropol 145:390-401. 2011..These results show for the first time that the major morphological difference in stature found between Central African Pygmy and Non-Pygmy populations is likely determined by genetic factors...