Implications of correlations between skin color and genetic ancestry for biomedical research

@article{Parra2004ImplicationsOC,
  title={Implications of correlations between skin color and genetic ancestry for biomedical research},
  author={E J Parra and Rick A. Kittles and Mark David Shriver},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 Suppl 1},
  pages={S54-S60}
}
Skin pigmentation is a central element of most discussions on 'race' and genetics. Research on the genetic basis of population variation in this phenotype, which is important in mediating both social experiences and environmental exposures, is sparse. We studied the relationship between pigmentation and ancestry in five populations of mixed ancestry with a wide range of pigmentation and ancestral proportions (African Americans from Washington, DC; African Caribbeans living in England; Puerto… 
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