Pigmentation variation in humans

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It was only six short years ago that Greg Barsh wrote an “unsolved mystery” review in PLoS Biology asking, “What Controls Variation in Human Skin Color?”

A recent review provides a nice summary of the developments since then–in short, pigmentation is now probably one of the best understood (at a genetic level) phenotypes in humans. A pretty impressive story.

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  1. barash’s pigmentation map (i think stolen from jablonski) still hasn’t been improved though….

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