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Life History Stages in Humans: Prenatal, Postnatal, and Adult

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At which stage would a genetic mutation most affect a person’s growth and development? After which period does a person’s evolutionary “importance” decline? Explain your answers.
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Discuss how aging differs for males and females and what effects senescence has on their biology.
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Adaptation: Heat, Cold, Solar Radiation, High Altitude

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Humans have a variety of responses to the environment. Explain the difference between short-term and long-term adaptation, and provide an example of each.
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Discuss how getting a tan can be considered an adaptation.

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