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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A genome-wide association study of Latin Americans has uncovered novel loci lined to skin pigmentation. The study also pointed to the convergent evolution of lighter skin color among Eurasians.

The analysis examined skin pigmentation and eye color among more than 6,000 Latin Americans, who broadly have a combination of African, European, and Native American ancestry. Native Americans are closely related genetically to East Asians, as the Americas were settled by people migrating from Eastern Siberia some 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.

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Sep
16
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This webinar will discuss a next-generation sequencing approach for detecting genomic mutations in hematologic maglignancies.

Oct
23
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