Category Archives: Ethnicity

Your Gender and Race do not Define You.

Your Gender and Race do not Define You. The involvement of women in the field of medicine has been recorded in several early civilizations. An ancient Egyptian, Merit-Ptah (c. 2700 BC),. Agamede was cited by Homer as a healer in … Continue reading

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The History of Skin Pigmentation

To begin with, it is difficult for historians to document anything with certainty since Native Americans, as a non-literate society, did not produce the written sources upon which historians rely. What is cited as Native American usage was generally attributed … Continue reading

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Skin Pigmentation (part 2)

Skin Pigmentation Continue The evolutionary genetic architecture of skin pigmentation in Northern Europeans, West Africans, and East Asians. A number of genes known to affect skin color have alleles that show signs of positive selection in East Asian populations. A … Continue reading

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Skin Pigmentation (part 3)

  All modern humans share a common ancestor who lived around 200,000 years ago in Africa Comparisons between known skin pigmentation genes in chimpanzees and modern Africans show that dark skin evolved along with the loss of body hair about … Continue reading

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