On the Evolution of Skin Tones In Africa

Most associate dark skin with African peoples, but there are a wide variety of populations who represent an even wider array of skin tones, from the light beige skin of the San to the deep black skin of the Dinka. A new study published online this week in Science, identifies a handful of new gene variants responsible... Continue Reading →

SLC45A2/MATP & The Genetics Of Human Hair Color

Earlier this year, I wrote a massive summary on the genetics of pigmentation for one of my graduate courses. I wasn't particularly keen on the topic before but it has since grown on me and I'm now a big fan. So to read from Yann, Dienekes, and Razib that one of the key pigmentation genes,... Continue Reading →

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