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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.

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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

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Scotland has the highest proportion of redheads in the world. Around 13 per cent of the population has red hair, with 40 per cent carrying the recessive gene

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When you biology teacher uses your appearance as an example of a recessive gene. Redhead problems, Ginger problems, Red hair, MC1R

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Published in 1904, Freckles has always been one of my favorite books. It is the story of a young man, with the kind of heart and integrity I want to see in my boys.

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Photographer Seeks to Document Afro-Caribbean Gingers

The MC1R series - London-based photographer, Michelle Marshall has set out to document people of color who carry the MC1R gene, which is responsible for red hair. Since the MC1R gene is recessive, it requires both parents to be carriers for it to be passed onto children.

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