“We are taking reproductive histories, recording biometric markers, and collecting saliva samples for DNA analysis,” says Craig, an associate professor of anthropology. “This U.S.-Nepalese collaboration has health implications for people living at all altitudes around the world because these genes are necessary for intrauterine development. They also play a central role in the biology of diseases as diverse as osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, heart failure, and cancer.”
Craig is chair of the Department of Anthropology and a Dartmouth Public Voices fellow.
Read the full opinion piece, published 8/18/14 by Pacific Standard.