Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pigmentation variation in humans   posted by p-ter @ 3/18/2009 07:21:00 PM

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.