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European Skin Turned Pale Only Recently, Gene Suggests

Science  20 Apr 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5823, pp. 364
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5823.364a

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA-- At the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting, held here from 28 to 31 March, a new report on the evolution of a gene for skin color suggested that Europeans acquired pale skin quite recently, perhaps only 6000 to 12,000 years ago. (Read more.)

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