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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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Islanders' Blond Hair Is Genetic Quirk

News / International Affairs : World from Newser (3 years ago)

A peculiar pairing of dark skin and blond hair in the native population of the Solomon Islands is due to a unique gene and not, as previously thought, the intermingling of Europeans with the inhabitants, finds a new study. About 5 t... Read Post

Naturally blond hair in Solomon Islanders rooted in native gene, Stanford study finds

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (3 years ago)

STANFORD, Calif. — The common occurrence of blond hair among the dark-skinned indigenous people of the Solomon Islands is due to a homegrown genetic variant distinct from the gene that leads to blond hair in Europeans, according to ... Read Post

Observatory: Another Genetic Quirk of the Solomon Islands: Blond Hair

Health : NYT: Health (3 years ago)

The gene variant responsible for blondness in dark-skinned indigenous islanders is distinctly different from the gene that causes blond hair in Europeans, researchers report. Read Post

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