Monday, October 13, 2008

Baldness Genes

Scientists have isolated chromosome 20 patterns associated with baldness. This is the second "baldness gene" observed, the first was on the X chromosome. Understanding the genetic causes of male pattern baldness may lead to better treatments and possibly gene therapy. Surprisingly, Telly Savalas's cool did little to dissuade the research.


(image credit: http://savalas.tv)