Many assumed blonde hair came from Europeans
‘Homegrown’ gene actually evolved separately
5-10% of population have distinctive blond gene
Islanders believed blond hair came from the sun, or a diet rich in fish
The inhabitants of the Solomon Islands – east of Papua New Guinea – are very dark-skinned – but have puzzled scientists for decades with their blond hair.
Now a genetic study has found that the islanders have a ‘homegrown’ gene that gives [...]