A study of over 50,000 men uncovers the genetics underlying male baldness. Saskia Hagenaars and W. David Hill at the University Of Edinburgh claim that more than 200 genes are responsible for male baldness. They say that genetic variants will be used to predict a person’s chances of severe Hair Loss.

Before this discovery, only a handful of genes related to baldness was identified. However, scientists at the University of Edinburgh examined genomic and health data from various male participants to prove their point.

Genetic regions linked to male baldness

Saskia Hagenaars and W. David Hill pinpoint hundreds of genetic regions linked to the condition.

Researchers say that it is easy to predict that a man will go bald, based on the presence of specific genetic markers. However, accurate predictions are some way off, and the results will help to identify groups of males with high risk of hair loss.

For the first time, experts have identified genes responsible for male baldness. Saskia Hagenaars and W. David Hill aim to provide possible drugs to treat baldness. David will collaborate with researchers at Edinburgh's Center for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology to describe the characteristics of these genes. He says that most of the genetic signals for male baldness come from the X chromosomes, which a man inherits from his mother.

Finding baldness DNA

Saskia Hagenaars and W. David Hill will soon find out baldness DNA. Human DNA is a long string of three billion bases. Saskia says that it is expensive to figure out all of the bases of the DNA from hundreds of people involved in the study.

So, experts will find out only one million places in human DNA where these bases are often different.

He reveals that experiments on SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) provide clues about the DNA responsible for male baldness. They will soon conduct research on DNA and RNA that cause baldness. According to Hill, usually specific genes are responsible for hair loss.

He claims that men inherit chromosomes from their mothers that lead to early balding.

If a male inherits a Y chromosome, he will suffer from hair loss. And if someone has X chromosome, he will not have the problem. Experts need more time and research to prove their point.

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