MC1R Project by Michelle Marshall  |    Documenting the incidence of the MC1R gene mutation, responsible for red hair and freckles, amongst black/mixed raced individuals.

MC1R Project by Michelle Marshall | Documenting the incidence of the MC1R gene mutation, responsible for red hair and freckles, amongst black/mixed raced individuals.

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A mutation in the MCR1 gene causes RED HAIR. Therefore, I am a MUTANT. Sorry, I have to keep my other super powers a secret.  cafepress.com

A mutation in the MCR1 gene causes RED HAIR. Therefore, I am a MUTANT. Sorry, I have to keep my other super powers a secret. cafepress.com

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The gene that gives redheads red hair...because saying 'got red hair?' was too simple.

The gene that gives redheads red hair...because saying 'got red hair?' was too simple.

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The redhead gene is not becoming extinct. In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads would become extinct, possibly as early as 2060, due to the gene for red hair being recessive. Although redheads may become more rare, they will not die out unless everyone who carries the gene dies or fails to reproduce. This misconception has been around since at least 1865, and often resurfaces in American newspapers.

The redhead gene is not becoming extinct. In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads would become extinct, possibly as early as 2060, due to the gene for red hair being recessive. Although redheads may become more rare, they will not die out unless everyone who carries the gene dies or fails to reproduce. This misconception has been around since at least 1865, and often resurfaces in American newspapers.

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How many times have I tried to tell people this?  So many people tell me that red hair skips a generation - UNTRUE!

How many times have I tried to tell people this? So many people tell me that red hair skips a generation - UNTRUE!

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Tales of a Ranting Ginger: Are Redheads Mutants ? Infographic
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If you have Scottish and/or Irish ancestry AND red hair, you probably also have VIKING ancestry, according to a new study. The director for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands says red hair is modern evidence of the influence of the ancient Vikings in Celtic lands.

If you have Scottish and/or Irish ancestry AND red hair, you probably also have VIKING ancestry, according to a new study. The director for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands says red hair is modern evidence of the influence of the ancient Vikings in Celtic lands.

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DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought...Irish origin myths confirmed by modern scientific evidence

DNA shows Irish people have more complex origins than previously thought...Irish origin myths confirmed by modern scientific evidence

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♥ this is the length i'm going for - almost there!gorgeous long curly ginger red hair!

♥ this is the length i'm going for - almost there!gorgeous long curly ginger red hair!

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