TIBETANS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/TIBETANS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 8,000-year-old genetic mystery in Tibet solved by Utah study http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292738-78/prchal-research-tibetans-blood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58292738-78/prchal-research-tibetans-blood.html.csp">8,000-year-old genetic mystery in Tibet solved by Utah study</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T13:01:40.778-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thriving at high altitude, where most mortals suffer from oxygen deprivation? There’s a gene for that. A study led by University of Utah researchers has identified for the first time the genetic reason Tibetans can live without medical complications on the Tibetan Plateau, which has an average elevation of 14,800 feet. The results of the study, led by senior author Josef Prchal, an internist and hematologist at the U., were published online Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics. By taking blood ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292738@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:01:40 MDT