Black People : The Origin of Mysterious, Dark-Skinned Blonds Discovered

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Residents of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific have some of the darkest skin seen outside of Africa. They also have the highest occurrence of blond hair seen in any population outside of Europe. Now, researchers have found the single gene that explains these fair tresses.
A single mutation is responsible for almost half of the variation in Solomon Islanders' hair color, the scientists reported Thursday (May 3) in the journal Science. Most strikingly, this gene mutation seems to have aris

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I have seen this in the Australian Aborigine people tooI think its common for those living in the islands...
 

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Interesting article. What's more funny is, we have been saying for years that it is not down to racial admixture.

These were the most profound bits of the article:
The find solves a nifty genetic mystery, but it also highlights the dangers of assuming that genome findings from one population will translate to another, said study author Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford.
"If we're going to be designing the next generation of medical treatments using genetic information and we don't have a really broad spectrum of populations included, you could disproportionately benefit some populations and harm others," Bustamante said.

 

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I had to laugh at the silly ***-sumptions that this author seemed all too shocked were "suddenly" explained...uhhhm arent there black people in Africa and Australia with blond hair? How about Malaysia and Java? what about them??? They were just so **** bewildered that they just had to know how black people come up with blonde hair?? Umm we were first on this planet and its a recessive trait!! duh!!
 
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