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Understanding the evolution of human pigmentation: Recent contributions from population genetics

Abstract:

Variation in human skin and hair color is one of the most striking aspects of human variability, and explaining this diversity is one of the central questions of human biology. Only in the last decade or so has it been realistically possible to address this question experimentally using population genetic approaches. On the basis of earlier studies in mice, and on studies in humans with various Mendelian disorders, many of the genes underpinning population variation in skin color have been id...

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10.1038/jid.2011.358

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Harding, RM More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Volume:
132
Issue:
3 PART 2
Pages:
846-853
Publication date:
2012-03-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1523-1747
ISSN:
0022-202X
URN:
uuid:6058b96b-1e58-44ef-9137-bda6af7ab48f
Source identifiers:
316601
Local pid:
pubs:316601
Language:
English

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