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Subject: Re: Scottish Tribes of Jewish Origin
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 15:25:40 -0500
Yes and no on the possibility that a single gene MC1R is responsible for both red hair and fair, freckling skin.
Has this result been published in a standard genetics journal and peer-reviewed? Have other labs concurred with this finding? I note that the author is a "Professor of Dermatology", not exactly a specialist in genetics.
But regardless of these picky points :) wasn't Menelaus or somebody like that in the Iliad blonde ? or redhaired? We don't have people making statements like "I'm blonde ! I must be Greek!" So I think we agree that this line of reasoning is facile.