genetic baldness

Inheriting Male Pattern Baldness

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
The prevalent thinking about baldness is that men inherit their hair, or lack of it, from their mother's father. However this doesn't explain the many men whose heads look like their own fathers'. Researchers have now identified a new gene variation associated with early hair loss that can be inherited from ...Continue reading »

Genetic cause of Male Pattern Baldness

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
Recent research projects for male pattern baldness have  focused on locating the specific genes which initiate  baldness in men.  The research shows that it is not just one gene, but a number of interacting genetic triggers which increase the chances of male pattern baldness appearing. The latest research has identified ...Continue reading »

Genetic test for Male Pattern Baldness

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
A genetic screening test for male pattern baldness, provided by HairDX LLC, is now available from qualified doctors. If a man tests positive for a particular high risk genetic variant then he has about a 70% chance of going bald. Conversely, if he  tests negative then he has about a 70% ...Continue reading »

Hereditary Baldness – from the mother or the father?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
With hereditary bandness, is the gene responsible for the male pattern baldness from the father on your dads side or on your mother side? (See comments for answers) Continue reading »