New Scientist reports a study suggesting that a surprising eight percent of humans have mid-foot flexibility, a trait better known in tree-climbing primates. What’s not clear is whether the trait reappeared recently or has stayed in the human genome since our arboreal days. The next step: testing whether flexible feet make it harder to walk.
Do You Have Chimplike Feet? (New Scientist)
June 1, 2013 By Leave a Comment