Peru tribe

Mashco-Piro, Isolated Peruvian Tribe, Emerges From Jungle To Request Bananas

By | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 14:40

Peruvian law forbids contact with the extremely isolated Mashco-Piro tribe, due to fears that outsiders might spread disease to the jungle-dwelling people.


Indigenous Asian Tribe May Hold Genetic Clues to Skin Cancer in Europeans

By | Tue, 08/28/2012 - 13:49

Studying the genetics of an indigenous Malaysian tribe may be the key to unlocking the mystery that has long perplexed scientists: why East Asians have light skin but lower skin cancer rates than Europeans.