Santa Fe College Professor Matthew Carrigan’s Drunken Monkey Research Featured in BBC Story

Funny smile orangutan monkeySanta Fe College professor Matthew Carrigan’s research on drunken monkeys is featured in a BBC story, Our Ancestors Were Drinking Alcohol Before They Were Human.

“Matthew Carrigan of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, and his team found that a genetic mutation in our evolutionary past made ADH4 40 times better at breaking down ethanol.”

Read the BBC story, Our Ancestors Were Drinking Alcohol Before They Were Human, here: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170222-our-ancestors-were-drinking-alcohol-before-they-were-human