Genetic determinants of hair, eye and skin pigmentation in Europeans

@article{Sulem2007GeneticDO,
  title={Genetic determinants of hair, eye and skin pigmentation in Europeans},
  author={Patrick Sulem and Daniel Fannar Gudbjartsson and Simon N. Stacey and Agnar Helgason and Thorunn Rafnar and Kristinn Petur Magnusson and Andrei Manolescu and Ari K{\'a}rason and Arnar P{\'a}lsson and Gudmar Thorleifsson and Margret Jakobsdottir and Stacy Steinberg and Sn{\ae}bj{\"o}rn P{\'a}lsson and Fridbert J{\'o}nasson and B{\'a}rdur Sigurgeirsson and Kristin Thorisdottir and Rafn Ragnarsson and Kristrun R. Benediktsdottir and Katja K. H. Aben and Lambertus A.L.M. Kiemeney and J{\'o}n Hjaltal{\'i}n {\'O}lafsson and Jeffrey R. Gulcher and Augie Kong and Unnur Thorsteinsd{\'o}ttir and K{\'a}ri Stef{\'a}nsson},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={39},
  pages={1443-1452}
}
Hair, skin and eye colors are highly heritable and visible traits in humans. [] Key Method We carried out a genome-wide association scan for variants associated with hair and eye pigmentation, skin sensitivity to sun and freckling among 2,986 Icelanders. We then tested the most closely associated SNPs from six regions—four not previously implicated in the normal variation of human pigmentation—and replicated their association in a second sample of 2,718 Icelanders and a sample of 1,214 Dutch. The SNPs from…

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