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Scientists have for the first time unveiled the gene responsible for that grey hair of yours! This breakthrough by the team of researchers including one of the India origins could lead to new treatments to delay or block the process.
The finding has found that there are more than just environmental factors responsible for greying- the genetic factor! A population of over 6000 with varied ancestry across Latin America was analyzed to identify new genes associated with hair colour, greying, density and shape – straight or curly.
The gene, called IRF4, is involved in regulating melanin, the pigment responsible for hair colour as well as the colour of the skin and eyes. People with a certain version of the gene are predisposed to hair greying, according to University College London human geneticist Andres Ruiz-Linares, one of the researchers in the study.
Read More: Biotecnika Magazine | April 2016
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