This information was reported by T4, URA-Inform reports.
Experts at the University of Copenhagen have concluded that all blue-eyed people descended from one single ancestor.
« ;The origin of all blue-eyed people on Earth most likely goes back to one person who lived on the Black Sea coast about 10 thousand years ago», — noted in the message.
According to the study, blue eyes — the result of a single mutation that occurred 6-10 thousand years ago. And all blue-eyed people living on our planet are directly related to it.
Researchers have found the gene responsible for this mutation, and even found out when and where it occurred, — on the northwestern coast of the Black Sea, approximately 10 thousand years ago. The HERC2 gene in question reduces the production of the melanin pigment in the iris of its carriers.
«Originally, all blue-eyed people were brown-eyed» , — says the head of the research team, Dr. Hans Eiberg.
Most likely, a rare mutation spread as a result of a wave of colonization, as a result of which blue-eyed people began to be born not only in Europe — The eyes of 95 percent of the indigenous people of some Scandinavian countries have the same color.
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