Poles most likely to have all three, new report says – The First News
Poles are more likely to be born blonde, to go bald and to have freckles, researchers say.
A team of specialists from across Poland analyzed more than 1,000 genomes to create a database of genetic variants in the population for a project called Our Genomes.
In addition to freckles, blond hair and hair loss in men, scientists have found that Poles sneeze less often in the sun.
They also revealed that Poles have nothing in their genome to help process alcohol in the body. In this case, they don’t differ much from other Europeans, but they tolerate it better than Asians.
Dr Paulina Dobosz, Scientific Development Director of the science startup Pozna MNM Diagnostics, said: “It turned out that the structure of the Polish population is homogeneous and constantly coincides with the European population.
“The European subpopulations of GBR (British) and CEU (people of European descent living in the US state of Utah) are closest to the Polish population, which comprises up to 98% of the samples examined. of the Polish population.
The database will be used primarily by scientists, clinicians and diagnosticians as a reference for the correct interpretation of genetic test results.
Dr Dobosz added that the data can be used in comparative and epidemiological analyzes (the frequency of a given pathogenic variant in a given population), in genealogical and anthropological analyzes and in medical studies.
The project was carried out in collaboration with the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw and the science start-up from Poznań MNM Diagnostics.