According to an article published in Nature Magazine, Dermatologists, Geneticists, and Neurobiologists from institutions such as Columbia University, Stanford University, and Rockefeller University may have identified a new hair loss gene.
While studying hereditary hypotrichosis simplex – a rare condition that causes hair follicle miniaturization and aggressive, abnormal hair loss, scientists found a common mutation in the adenomatosis polyposis down-regulated 1 (APCDD1) gene in three different families. Although this hereditary condition is not identical to male pattern baldness or genetic female baldness, the research team believes the APCDD1 gene plays a significant role in human hair growth and development.
These findings may prove important in future research and non-surgical hair loss treatments.
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