CARTA: Unique Features of Human Skin – Mark Shriver: The Genetics of Skin Pigmentation

12/4/2015; 19 minutes

Mark Shriver of Pennsylvania State University explains in this talk how evolutionary approaches to understanding which genes affect pigmentation can provide important insights into both normal development and pathophysiology. Likewise, genetic and genomic investigations can help illuminate where and when the genes that affect contemporary skin color levels changed and, ultimately, which evolutionary forces shaped the wide range of skin colors we see today. (#30210)

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