Genomic Variant Associated With Sun Sensitivity, Freckles Identified

by theonlynewsman

Genomic Variant Associated With Sun Sensitivity, Freckles Identified

Researchers have identified a genomic variant strongly associated with sensitivity to the sun, brown hair, blue eyes — and freckles. In the study of Icelanders the researchers uncovered an intricate pathway involving the interspersed DNA sequence, or non-coding region, of a gene that is among a few dozen that are associated with human pigmentation traits.

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