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Cheddar Man was black

Postby GrahamB on Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:19 am

Cheddar Man: First modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, DNA analysis shows

The face of the man, who died more than 10,000 years ago, was reconstructed using DNA taken from bone powder in his inner ear.


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Re: Cheddar Man was black

Postby Steve James on Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:23 pm

That's cheesy ;)

But, it means that his genes are in every blue-eyed person.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 170343.htm

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"Originally, we all had brown eyes," said Professor Hans Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. "But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a "switch," which literally "turned off" the ability to produce brown eyes." The OCA2 gene codes for the so-called P protein, which is involved in the production of melanin, the pigment that gives colour to our hair, eyes and skin. The "switch," which is located in the gene adjacent to OCA2 does not, however, turn off the gene entirely, but rather limits its action to reducing the production of melanin in the iris -- effectively "diluting" brown eyes to blue. The switch's effect on OCA2 is very specific therefore. If the OCA2 gene had been completely destroyed or turned off, human beings would be without melanin in their hair, eyes or skin colour -- a condition known as albinism.
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Re: Cheddar Man was black

Postby GrahamB on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:26 pm

That makes him my relative then :)

Can’t wait to see what groups like Britain First make about this...
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Re: Cheddar Man was black

Postby Steve James on Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:51 pm

Can’t wait to see what groups like Britain First make about this...


If I learned that I had the dna of the oldest recorded human inhabitant in my country, I'd be impressed. But, I think the Britain Firsters or Aryanists will say that skin color is a more important feature. After all, how could Brits have advanced without it.

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Postby everything on Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:53 pm

so much racism over some tiny bit of genetic code that inhibits some melanin for literally some coloring differences.
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Re: Cheddar Man was black

Postby Trick on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:15 pm

Cats,dogs and even birds and koalas can have blue eyes, our neighbor have a big darker Husky with light blue eyes, very cool
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Postby Steve James on Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:52 pm

Yeeah, I had several huskies with blue eyes. But, Liz Taylor's eyes were purple. :)
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Re: Cheddar Man was black

Postby Michael on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:23 am

Well this changes everything. Because of this important discovery, I shall no longer believe in _________ .

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Re: Cheddar Man was black

Postby Steve James on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:37 am

Hah, looks more like
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Re: Cheddar Man was black

Postby Steve James on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:42 am

Or them Image

Except for the blonde hair, of course.
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