Colorful DNA polymorphisms in humans

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Abstract

In this review article we summarize current knowledge on how variation on the DNA level influences human pigmentation including color variation of iris, hair, and skin. We review recent progress in the field of human pigmentation genetics by focusing on the genes and DNA polymorphisms discovered to be involved in determining human pigmentation traits, their association with diseases particularly skin cancers, and their power to predict human eye, hair, and skin colors with potential utilization in forensic investigations. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)562-575
Number of pages14
JournalSeminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
Volume24
Issue number6-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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