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recessive recessive ~ to have red hair, she has to inherit two copies of the recessive gene (melanocortin 1 receptor, MC1R) one from each parent.

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Myths of Human Genetics: Hair Color | "Red hair color is not an example of a simple genetic trait. While the amount of red pigment may be mainly determined by one gene (MC1R), there are a large number of different MC1R alleles, and other genes affecting the amount of brown pigment that plays a major role in determining hair color. The complicated genetics means that it is possible for two red-haired parents to have non-red-haired children."

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A mutation in the MCR1 gene causes RED HAIR. Therefore, I am a MUTANT. Sorry, I have to keep my other super powers a secret. cafepress.com

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MC1R Project by Michelle Marshall | Documenting the incidence of the MC1R gene mutation, responsible for red hair and freckles, amongst black/mixed raced individuals.

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If you have Scottish and/or Irish ancestry AND red hair, you probably also have VIKING ancestry, according to a new study. The director for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands says red hair is modern evidence of the influence of the ancient Vikings in Celtic lands.

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DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought...Irish origin myths confirmed by modern scientific evidence

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Beauty And Makeup Tips And Tricks For Redheads

♥ this is the length i'm going for - almost there!gorgeous long curly ginger red hair!

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