Monday, 21 November 2016

Uncombable hair gene discovered

Uncombable hair gene discovered

Some children suffer from completely tangled hair, which cannot be combed at all. In German, the phenomenon bears the apt name 'uncombable hair syndrome' or even 'Struwwelpeter syndrome.' Researchers at the universities of Bonn and Toulouse have identified mutations in three genes that are responsible for this. Scientists from a total of eight countries were involved in the work. The results were published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.

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