Genes responsible for skin colour are pinpointed in a discovery that 'dispels a biological concept of race' and reveals how our tones have varied for 900,000 years



Human skin colour varies hugely, and it is often used define race. 
But this is a dated notion, according to the first large-scale study of the genetics of skin colour in Africans.  
The study found eight genetic variants in four regions of the human genome that strongly influence skin colour. 
Humans around the world share these genes, and they were even present in our ancient ancestors at least  900,000 years.
According to one researcher involved in the study, the research'dispels a biological concept of race' that is now outdated.
The findings could also help to explain why some people... read more

 
Thursday, 21:43 in Science &Technology, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail
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