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Anthropology graduate student Marilyne Tamayo is second author on a paper in Science

 

Anthropology graduate student Marilyne Tamayo is the second author on a new paper (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6263/970) that has just come out in the prestigious journal Science.

This research has found that women infected with a parasitic roundworm species on average have 2 more children in their lifetime in comparison to women never exposed to roundworm infection.  The study was done with an indigenous group known as the Tsimané, a traditional horticultural society living in the Bolivian rainforest. Many news outlets have written stories on this work, including the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/24/science/parasites-found-to-influence-f...). Congrats to Marilyne!