Scientists discover dozens of new genes for hair colour

Scientists discover dozens of new genes for hair colour
 

Forensic scientists are a step closer to predicting the colour of a suspect’s hair from their DNA alone after the discovery of more than 100 new genes that influence the shade of a person’s locks.
A test based on the new genetic markers was 10-20% more accurate than existing forensic tests and was most reliable for red or black hair, with brown or blond hair proving harder to predict, researchers said.
“If someone leaves blood at a crime scene, you could say from their DNA whether they had black or red hair with about 90% certainty,” said Tim Spector, a lead author on the work at King’s... read more

 
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