All posts tagged with melanin

Chemical effects of pigmentation variation

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I lectured on pigmentation in my introductory class this week, and this recent news story is relevant: “Redheads may be at higher risk of melanoma even witho...

Anthropology 105, lecture 7: Eyes

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Out of all the lectures in the course, this was one of my favorites to put together. I return to the topic of evolutionary developmental biology, first raise...

Why do people differ in skin color?

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The color of human skin is determined by the amount of two pigments, eumelanin and pheomelanin. These pigments are the basic ones underlying all kinds of col...