14 Dec 2018

Genes behind red hair revealed

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 14 December 2018

Scientists have discovered eight genes linked to red hair, helping to solve a mystery of how redheads inherit their flaming locks. The study - which also sheds light on blondes and brunettes - is the largest genetic study of hair colour to date - and was published in Nature Communications. Professor Ian Jackson from the University of Edinburgh.