How did we calculate your result?
We looked at two places in your DNA (genetic markers) that affect your chances of having lighter or darker skin. Your combination of variants at these markers is usually found in people with darker skin.
The genetic variants in this report, in two genes named SLC45A2 and SLC24A5, are associated with variation in skin color in people of European and African descent. These variants affect how much of a brown/black pigment, called eumelanin, is produced by your skin cells. But there are likely different genetic variants that help explain skin color variation in people of Asian and Native American descent.