Blond hair in Oceania evolved separately from Europeans — a unique mutation identified in melanin producing machinery

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Blond, Melanesian boy

Melanesians, the aboriginal people of Solomon Islands and Equatorial Oceania, have the darkest skin outside of Africa, but did you know that 5-10% of them are blonds? This is the highest occurrence of blond hair outside of Europe.

A study conducted by an international team of researchers identified a genetic mutation responsible for blond hair in Solomon Islands. Continue reading –>

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