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Dear Sir/madam
I am doing research on the heredity of skin color. And how our parents and ancestors determine the color of our skin. I would like to know how this genetically works. To the very detail. The problem is, I have no idea where to start and what sites I can trust. Could you, by any chance, refer me to books/sites/articles where I can find the needed information on the heredity of skin color. And how our parents and ancestors determine the color of our skin?
Kind regards
Faiza

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Hi Faiza

The area you need to investigate is Pigmentation
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/skinpigmentationdisorders.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanin
Check this url.

They contain a fair amount of information covering your subject.

Regards

Ray

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Ray Wigley PhD

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I can answer questions on genetics referring to all companion animals.

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I have written and presented lectures on genetics in the UK Europe and USA around cats dogs and ferrets. I have also presided over examinations presented to trainee judges and students of veterinary science.

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I have a PhD in Microbiology and was awarded a Fellowship at Liverpool.

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