In the news: The curly hair gene
Apparently only 15% of Europeans have curly hair like me. Yet the chances of inheriting curly hair is 90%. I don’t quite get how that works.
But anyway, finally scientists have found the gene responsible for curls. Which means they can more accurately profile crims from DNA samples, AND create new treatments for straightening curly hair that don’t involve heat.
The article seems to assume nobody wants curly hair. That’s pretty mean. But I’m not really one to comment, as someone who has fought my curls all my life.
Read the article here (from the telegraph.co.uk).
PS I did a little google-ing and one of the scientists involved is a Kiwi girl. Still can’t make sense of the percentages though.