Genetic study provides novel insights into the evolution of skin colour

January 22, 2019 - General

Skin colour is one of the most visible and variable traits among humans and scientists have always been curious about how this variation evolved. Now, a study of diverse Latin American populations led by UCL geneticists has identified new genetic variations associated with skin colour.

A gallery of busts from the 19th century showing human diversity on display in the Museum of Mankind in Paris
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