Friday, November 02, 2007

EDAR and thick hair in East Asians

Razib picked up on a news story in Science about a study finding an association between hair thickness and alleles of EDAR. They did this in Southeast Asia where there was some variation in hair thickness.
East Asians have hair fibers that are 30% larger than that of Africans and 50% larger than that of Europeans. I guess the publication will show up later.

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