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

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

...and then all the freckles form into one  How many of you feel this way #RedheadLife

...and then all the freckles form into one How many of you feel this way #RedheadLife

Startling News: Redhead Gene Makes You Look Younger...another reason to love being a redhead.

Startling News: Redhead Gene Makes You Look Younger...another reason to love being a redhead.

The redhead gene is not becoming extinct. In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads would become extinct, possibly as early as 2060, due to the gene for red hair being recessive. Although redheads may become more rare, they will not die out unless everyone who carries the gene dies or fails to reproduce. This misconception has been around since at least 1865, and often resurfaces in American newspapers.

The redhead gene is not becoming extinct. In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads would become extinct, possibly as early as 2060, due to the gene for red hair being recessive. Although redheads may become more rare, they will not die out unless everyone who carries the gene dies or fails to reproduce. This misconception has been around since at least 1865, and often resurfaces in American newspapers.

MC1R gene mutation, responsible for red hair and freckles, amongst black/mixed raced individuals. GINGERS!! <3

MC1R gene mutation, responsible for red hair and freckles, amongst black/mixed raced individuals. GINGERS!! <3

A new study reveals the redhead gene, known as the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), is a key factor in looking younger.

A new study reveals the redhead gene, known as the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), is a key factor in looking younger.

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

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

Are You Carrying the Redhead Gene?  by Marc Lallanilla  A British ancestry company, BritainsDNA, is now offering parents the chance to see if their children might inherit the so-called "ginger gene," the Telegraph reports. The test will scan each parent's DNA for signs of the so-called MC1R gene that causes redheadedness.

Are You Carrying the Redhead Gene? by Marc Lallanilla A British ancestry company, BritainsDNA, is now offering parents the chance to see if their children might inherit the so-called "ginger gene," the Telegraph reports. The test will scan each parent's DNA for signs of the so-called MC1R gene that causes redheadedness.

Scientists confirm redhead gene evolved due to lack of sunlight - IrishCentral.com

Scientists confirm redhead gene evolved due to lack of sunlight - IrishCentral.com

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