The evolution of skin pigmentation and hair texture in people of African ancestry.

@article{Jablonski2014TheEO,
  title={The evolution of skin pigmentation and hair texture in people of African ancestry.},
  author={Nina G Jablonski and George Chaplin},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={
          113-21
        }
}
Our species, Homo sapiens, evolved in Africa, and humanity's highest levels of genetic diversity are maintained there today. Underlying genetic diversity combined with the great range of solar regimes and climatic conditions found in Africa has contributed to a wide range of human integumentary phenotypes within the continent. Millions of Africans have moved, voluntarily and involuntarily, to other continents in the past 2000 years, and the range of integumentary phenotypes among admixed… CONTINUE READING

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