Lynne Isbell

Snakes leave lingering imprint on primate genes

SankeAnother study distributed in the diary Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seems to affirm a hypothesis that the advancement of sharp vision in our progenitors was to some extent determined by the danger of snakes.

Lynne Isbell, an educator of human studies at the University of California, Davis, initially put forward the hypothesis in her 2006 book The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent.