How Many Genes Are Involved in Male Pattern Balding?

How many genes control whether an individual develops balding?

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Studies by Hagenaars et al in 2017 showed that male balding is actually more complex than we ever imagined. The researchers identified 287 genetic regions that are linked to male pattern balding (androgenetic alopecia). This data came from studies of over 52,000 men.

 

Reference

Hagenaars et al. PLoS Genetics 2017
 


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