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Research Article

Genome-Wide Association Studies of Quantitatively Measured Skin, Hair, and Eye Pigmentation in Four European Populations

  • Sophie I. Candille mail,

    scand@stanford.edu (SIC); huatang@stanford.edu (HT)

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Devin M. Absher,

    Affiliation: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Sandra Beleza,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Marc Bauchet,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Brian McEvoy,

    Affiliation: Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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  • Nanibaa’ A. Garrison,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

    Current address: Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Jun Z. Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Richard M. Myers,

    Affiliation: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Gregory S. Barsh,

    Affiliation: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Hua Tang mail,

    scand@stanford.edu (SIC); huatang@stanford.edu (HT)

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Mark D. Shriver

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: October 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048294

About the Authors

Sophie I. Candille, Sandra Beleza, Nanibaa’ A. Garrison, Hua Tang
Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Devin M. Absher, Richard M. Myers, Gregory S. Barsh
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
Marc Bauchet, Mark D. Shriver
Department of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Brian McEvoy
Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Jun Z. Li
Department of Human Genetics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SIC DMA MB JZL RMM GSB HT MDS. Performed the experiments: DMA MB BM SB NAG MDS. Analyzed the data: SIC SB MB BM NAG JZL DMA HT. Wrote the paper: SIC HT MDS.