February 8, 2012 1:32 PM

Calif. researchers, mountaineer go to Himalayas to study human adaptation to altitude

How did early humans learn to live at the highest altitudes on earth? That's what Mark Aldenderfer, dean of UC Merced's School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, is trying to find out. "That's really one of the major questions that lies behind our (research) project," he said.

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