"Scientists think the ‘ginger gene’ responsible for red hair, fair skin and freckles, could be up to 100,000 years old." -- "Evolutionary theory has long predicted this coloration (red hair/light skin). Dark skin offers no advantage at high latitudes, and in cloudy Europe, pale skin facilitates vitamin D production. (Anthropologist Nina Jablonski)" --Gingers rule! :-D

Scientists think the ‘ginger gene’ responsible for red hair, fair skin and freckles, could be up to years old.

Dominic Hauser by Sven Barucha for HUF Magazine No.63

Dominic Hauser by Sven Barucha for HUF Magazine No.63

In 1995, Professor Jonathan Reese discovered that mutations of the gene MC1R on…

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Harm Verwegen In Professor Jonathan Reese discovered that mutations of the gene on chromosome 16 were responsible for red hair (known as the “ginger gene”). The gene mutation responsible for red hair in humans probably arose years ago

@pascalmeier74 'Secret ginger gene' may increase skin cancer risk for millions - Health News - NHS Choices "People can carry a 'silent' red hair gene that raises their risk of sun-related skin cancer, experts warn," BBC News reports. Research suggests that carrying just one copy of a variant of the MC1R gene (having two copies causes red hair) increases skin cancer risk, even for people without red hair. The variant is called an R allele, people who have two R allele variants tend to have…

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Scotland, with 13%, has the highest concentration of redheads per head of population anywhere in the world.  And almost half of us carry the ginger gene.   As a proud redhead Catriona MacPhee finds out what lies behind the statistics. It’s a fascinating story about evolution, genetics, the complexity of prejudice, the roots of identity, and EVEN the threat of extinction.      In Ginger Gene Catriona interviews the man who discovered the Ginger Gene, Professor Jonathan Rees from Edinbu…

Scotland, with has the highest concentration of redheads per head of population anywhere in the world. And almost half of us carry the ginger gene.

Submitted by emilytrekkie: The medical fact that we have higher resistance to painkillers and anaesthetics, and are likely to bleed more and bruise easier than anyone else

It's a Ginger thing The medical fact that we have higher resistance to painkillers and anesthetics, and are likely to bleed more and bruise easier in surgery than anyone else.

mini rodini. My future daughter needs this swim suit!!!!

Mini Rodini's Spring Bon Voyage Collection Sets Sail

Mini Rodini Spring So in love with the red hair. What a beautiful little girl. Hoping at least one of our kids will get Andrew's red hair.

40% of Britons Carry Ginger Gene

of Britons Carry Ginger Gene - Ginger Parrot

Researchers have a test for the 'ginger gene'. People  have red hair when they are born with two copies of a recessive gene on chromosome 16 ..

Researchers appeal to redheads to help draw ginger map of Scotland. The ScotlandsDNA project is attempting to find out why red hair is more common in Scotland than elsewhere.

Ginger Genes

Ginger Genes

DNA Ginger Gene? Really?!!

DNA Test Reveals If Future Parents Have 'Ginger Gene' (PICTURES Famous Redheads)

Parents-to-be have the chance to find out whether they could have children with red hair. A simple DNA test, which will available at an Olympia exhi.

Ginger Genes

Ginger Genes

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