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Gene Causing Grey Hair Could Be Switched Off

by Melissa Bell
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The gene responsible for causing grey hair could be switched off, scientists say according to a report by Reuters.

A newly discovered gene has been identified by scientists as being responsible for graying hair. The discovery was the result of more than 6,000 DNA samples collected in Latin America, chosen for the diverse ancestry of those who live there. The scientific study also found that grey hair is much more likely for those with European ancestry.

Dr. Kaustubh Adhikari of University College London says that a particular European specific form of the responsible gene “gives you almost double chance of having hair grey.”



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