Thursday 18 December 2008

Red hair categorised as a 'medical condition'

Ginger writes:
The other day I was looking for information about a category of genetic variants called SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms i.e. variation of a single 'letter' in the DNA code of a gene). In my hunt, I stumbled across SNPedia, which provided me with the information I needed.

Having a further look around the site, I found references to SNPs in the genes that contribute to red hair. It was at this point that I discovered that 'red hair' is categorised, alongside cancers, mental health problems and heart disease, as a 'medical condition'.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Erm, actually just because it's caused by a SNP doesnt make it a 'medical condition', it just means it's caused by a variation to the DNA, like eye colour or skin colour or anything about you is.