‘Werewolf’ Gene May Explain Excess Hair Disorder

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‘Werewolf’ Gene May Explain Excess Hair Disorder

Scientists haveِ discovered a genetic mutation responsible forِ a disorder thatِ causesِ people toِ sprout thick hair onِ their faces andِ bodies.
But researchers knew theِ disorder runs inِ families, andِ in 1995 theyِ traced theِ approximate location ofِ the mutation toِ a section ofِ the X chromosome (one ofِ the twoِ sex chromosomes) inِ a Mexican family affected byِ hypertrichosis.
Top 10 Worst Hereditary Conditions] The extra DNA mayِ switch onِ a hair-growth gene nearby, resulting inِ runaway furriness.