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In this week's Nature Genetics, an international research team reports the identification of genes underlying different hair colors in humans. The team conducted a genome-wide association study meta-analysis of nearly 300,000 individuals of European descent and identified 123 autosomal and one X-chromosome loci significantly associated with hair color, including ones that act on pigmentation and the creation of melanin.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

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