Dec 11, 2018

Gene study unravels redheads mystery

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Eight genes linked to red hair have been discovered by scientists, helping to shed light on how redheads inherit their distinctive locks.

The Edinburgh University-led research has been described as the largest genetic study of hair colour to date.

It had been thought red hair was controlled by a single gene, MC1R, with versions passed on from both parents.

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