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Genome Biol. 2012 Sep 26;13(9):248. doi: 10.1186/gb-2012-13-9-248.

Human pigmentation genes under environmental selection.

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Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Melanogenix Group, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia. R.Sturm@imb.uq.edu.au

Abstract

Genome-wide association studies and comparative genomics have established major loci and specific polymorphisms affecting human skin, hair and eye color. Environmental changes have had an impact on selected pigmentation genes as populations have expanded into different regions of the globe.

PMID:
23110848
PMCID:
PMC3491390
DOI:
10.1186/gb-2012-13-9-248
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