Hair And Skin Genetics-Important Research

Tendency To Hair Loss Inherited From The Mother

Scientists from the universities of Bonn and Düsseldorf , Germany, have shown that specific changes in the genetic ‘construction manual’ of the androgen receptor may result in premature balding. The affected gene lies on the x chromosome; men inherit the defect therefore from their mother — supporting the widespread assumption that as far as hair loss is concerned men take after their maternal grandfather rather than their father.

Baldness Gene Discovered: 1 In 7 Men At Risk

Researchers have identified two genetic variants in Caucasians that together produce an astounding sevenfold increase the risk of male pattern baldness.


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