Among grooming’s great secrets, resolved
Beards remain in high demand nowadays. Hell, you can even win awards for having an amazing one. However, if you’re in the procedure of growing your very own at the minute, you may have seen that the hair on your chin does not always match up with what’s on your head. And for a lot of men, that difference is marked by an unexpected quantity of red hairs. Well, if you’re one of those ginger-chinned gents, today brings great news: Science is here to describe the follicular phenomenon.
“The genes that figure out hair color are so-called ‘incomplete dominant hereditary traits.’ This indicates that there isn’t one single gene that’s dominant over the rest. However, all genes affect each other,” Petra Haak-Bloem, a specialist at Erfocentrum, the Dutch national details center for genes, said. The red hair itself is triggered by an anomaly in exactly what researchers call the MC1R gene. Having two altered genes offers someone all red hair, but having just one can provide a person red hair in unexpected locations. In non-Gattaca terms, that means even if a gene that signifies brown hair is dominant in your family, another gene for red hair may still be present in your genetic code.
So if you’ve got a red beard, someone at some time in your family had red hair. However, those genes can express themselves differently in different people across different generations. “It’s completely possible that one distant forefather had a hair color that unexpectedly appears once again through a particular mix of genes (that happens to be found in you) — which can be rather unanticipated for parents,” Haak-Bloem says. If you’re disturbed about having a red beard that clashes with your brown hair, you may wish to blame your mother’s grandfather’s cousin (Good luck on that!)
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