Identifying genes underlying skin pigmentation differences among human populations

@article{Myles2006IdentifyingGU,
  title={Identifying genes underlying skin pigmentation differences among human populations},
  author={S. Myles and M. Somel and K. Tang and J. Kelso and M. Stoneking},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={120},
  pages={613-621}
}
Skin pigmentation is a human phenotype that varies greatly among human populations and it has long been speculated that this variation is adaptive. We therefore expect the genes that contribute to these large differences in phenotype to show large allele frequency differences among populations and to possibly harbor signatures of positive selection. To identify the loci that likely contribute to among-population human skin pigmentation differences, we measured allele frequency differentiation… Expand

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