This SNP influences skin pigmentation and indicates indicates light-skinned European ancestry. estimates that the rs1426654(A) allele (light skin pigmentation) spread through the European population around 6,000 - 12,000 years ago. Prior to that, 'European ancestors' were most likely relatively brown-skinned.
This SNP influences skin pigmentation.
The allele, A111T, rs1426654(A), indicates light-skinned european ancestry.
This SNP is one of three from the SLC24A5 gene that can be analyzed to categorize the ancestry of a person as either European, African, or Asian, based on a 2009 study.