This Supplement includes 18 open access papers from an April, 2009  Sackler Colloquium at the National Academy of Sciences: Evolution in Health and Medicine Sackler Colloquium

Citation: Evolution in Health and Medicine, PNAS, Vol 107 (suppl 1), 1691-1808, 2010.

Links to the papers are below.  The complete issue in one pdf is here.PNAS-EvMedIssueComplete- pages 1691-1799 (2010) An overview of recommendations for educating medical professionals is here.


Stephen C. Stearns,  Randolph M. Nesse,  Diddahally R. Govindaraju,  and Peter T. Ellison

Evolutionary perspectives on health and medicine

This article provides an overview of the main issues and the papers in the  Supplement

PNAS 2010 107:16911695; doi:10.1073/pnas.0914475107

For a related article with recommendations for medical education, click here.



Gilbert S. Omenn

Evolution and public health




David Haig

Transfers and transitions: Parent–offspring conflict, genomic imprinting, and the evolution of human life history

PNAS 2010 107:17311735; doi:10.1073/pnas.0904111106


Maurício Carneiro and Daniel L. Hartl

Adaptive landscapes and protein evolution

PNAS 2010 107:17471751; doi:10.1073/pnas.0906192106


Andrew P. Feinberg and Rafael A. Irizarry

Evolution in Health and Medicine Sackler Colloquium: Stochastic epigenetic variation as a driving force of development, evolutionary adaptation, and disease

PNAS 2010 107:17571764; doi:10.1073/pnas.0906183107


Claudia M. B. Carvalho, Feng Zhang, and James R. Lupski

Genomic disorders: A window into human gene and genome evolution

PNAS 2010 107:17651771; doi:10.1073/pnas.0906222107


A. H. Bittles and M. L. Black

Consanguinity, human evolution, and complex diseases

PNAS 2010 107:17791786; doi:10.1073/pnas.0906079106



Randolph M. Nesse, Carl T. Bergstrom, Peter T. Ellison, Jeffrey S. Flier, Peter Gluckman, Diddahally R. Govindaraju, Dietrich Niethammer, Gilbert S. Omenn, Robert L. Perlman, Mark D. Schwartz, Mark G. Thomas, Stephen C. Stearns, and David Valle

Evolution in Health and Medicine Sackler Colloquium: Making evolutionary biology a basic science for medicine

PNAS 2010 107:18001807; doi:10.1073/pnas.0906224106


Gülüm Kosova, Mark Abney, and Carole Ober


David Houle

Numbering the hairs on our heads: The shared challenge and promise of phenomics

PNAS 2010 107:17931799; doi:10.1073/pnas.0906195106