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

Project by Michelle Marshall Documenting the incidence of the gene mutation, responsible for red hair and freckles, amongst black/mixed raced individuals LOOK AT THEIR CURLY HAIR THO

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

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

My daughter has beautiful strawberry hair.no one can even dye their hair her color.I have jet black hair but she is half Irish!

Red hair - what a cutie!

Red hair is considered a genetic mutation. Both parents must be carriers of the mutated gene to be able to produce redheaded offspring, of which there is a chance if they don't have red hair themselves.

Redheads. National Geographic theorizes natural redheads may be extinct within the next 100 years. Recessive genes, yo.

I love red hair. If I didn't love being blonde so much, I might dye my hair a more natural shade of red, like the girl with the braid across.

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.

People with Scottish and/or Irish ancestry and red hair, probably have Viking ancestry, according to a study by the department of Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands

Red hair genes directly inherited from the world’s first Redheads 70,000 years ago | Abroad in the Yard

Red hair genes directly inherited from the world’s first Redheads 70,000 years ago | Abroad in the Yard

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Kelly Reilly, I like the haircut, just couldn't do the color. I love the color, just not for me.

Redheads have a specific gene called the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), found on the 16th chromosome. This single gene is responsible for red hair. This wasn't discovered until the late 1990's.

Redheads have a specific gene called the melanocortin 1 receptor found on the chromosome. This single gene is responsible for red hair.

Tales of a Ranting Ginger: Are Redheads Mutants ? Infographic

Are Redheads Mutants

Tales of a Ranting Ginger: Are Redheads Mutants ? Infographic Though, I must say. the [art about redheads having less hair? I have Merida from Brave hair.

Cute freckled red haired girl

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