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Zebrafish Researchers Hook Gene for Human Skin Color

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Science  16 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5755, pp. 1754-1755
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5755.1754a

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On page 1782 of this week's issue of Science, an international team reports the identification of a zebrafish pigmentation gene and its human counterpart, which apparently accounts for a significant part of the difference between African and European skin tones. (Read more.)