Canadian geneticist discovers secret behind the blond-haired Solomon Islanders

The discovery of a gene mutation that gives some Soloman Islanders platinum blond hair has important implications for medicine and even the fragile state of food we eat, a Canadian researcher says. “We don’t look outside of Europeans” in medical research “and that is just a small segment of human genetic diversity, said Sean Myles, who holds the Canada Research Chair in agricultural genetic diversity.

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