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Blond hair evolved separately in Europe and the South Pacific

3 years agoHealth : Booster Shots

Though the indigenous people of the Solomon Islands all have dark skin, about 5% to 10% also have naturally blond hair – and a new study finds that the genetic quirk responsible for this is different from the one that produces blond hair in people of European ancestry.
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