A comprehensive scan of the human genome finds that hundreds of our genes have undergone positive natural selection during the past 10,000 years of human evolution.

Genes are the instructions organisms use to make proteins. They are encoded in genetic material, usually DNA, and some come in different versions, called “alleles.” Positive natural selection occurs when one allele is favored over another due to changes in the environment.

via Hundreds of Human Genes Still Evolving | LiveScience.