Gene study shows human skin tone has varied for 900,000 years

A study of diverse African groups by geneticists has identified new genetic variants associated with skin pigmentation. The findings help explain the vast range of skin color on the African continent, shed light on human evolution and inform an understanding of the genetic risk factors for conditions such as skin cancer.

Gene study shows human skin tone has varied for 900,000 years

An analysis of genetic variation and skin pigmentation suggests that some particularly dark skin tones evolved relatively recently from paler genetic variants

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Newscientist

How Africans evolved a palette of skin tones

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Science Now

Study identifies genes responsible for diversity of human skin colors

Human populations feature a broad palette of skin tones. But until now, few genes have been shown to contribute to normal variation in skin color, and these had primarily been discovered through ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Medical Xpress

Scientists pinpoint genes for varying skin colours

Researchers from The National Human Genome Research Institute in Maryland sequenced the genomes of over 1,600 people from sub-Saharan Africa, shedding light on human evolution.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

Genes responsible for diversity of human skin colors identified

A study of diverse African groups by geneticists has identified new genetic variants associated with skin pigmentation. The findings help explain the vast range of skin color on the African ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from ScienceDaily

Common genetic variants for skin colour in Indians found

A study of nearly 300 people living in different parts of India found that nine single-base variants (single-nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs) account for 31% variation in the colour of the ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from The Hindu

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