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124 genes that determine human hair's color discovered

The researchers analyzed DNA data from more than 300 European-origin people to identify previously unknown hair color genes.

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124 genes that determine human hair's color discovered

The researchers analyzed DNA data from more than 300 European-origin people to identify previously unknown hair color genes.

17 April 2018 Tuesday 14:36
124 genes that determine human hair's color discovered

According to "Science Daily" researchers discovered 124 genes that determine the color of human hair.

The researchers analyzed DNA data from more than 300 European-origin people to identify previously unknown hair color genes.

The data used in the study were obtained from organizations such as the British Biobank, 23ndMe and International Visible Features Genetic Association.

By comparing participants' hair coloring with genetic information, researchers found that 124 genes were effective in determining hair color.

In previous studies, the number of genes that could affect hair pigmentation was less than 100.

Scientists have pointed out that new genetic information allows people to guess hair color more accurately.

"This work will be effective in a variety of areas of medicine and biology," said Tim Spector of Kings Collage University in the UK, where we do not work as the largest genetic research to date on pigmentation, and will better understand diseases like melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. " said. The research was published in Nature Genetics.

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Updated: 17.04.2018 17:59
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