A replication study confirmed the EDAR gene to be a major contributor to population differentiation regarding head hair thickness in Asia

  title={A replication study confirmed the EDAR gene to be a major contributor to population differentiation regarding head hair thickness in Asia},
  author={A. Fujimoto and J. Ohashi and N. Nishida and T. Miyagawa and Y. Morishita and T. Tsunoda and R. Kimura and K. Tokunaga},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  • A. Fujimoto, J. Ohashi, +5 authors K. Tokunaga
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • Hair morphology is a highly divergent phenotype among human populations. [...] Key Method In this study, we examined the association of 1540T/C with hair morphology in a Japanese population (Northeast Asian). As observed in our previous study, 1540T/C showed a significant association with hair cross-sectional area (P = 2.7 × 10−6) in Japanese. When all populations (Thai-Mai, Indonesian, and Japanese) were combined, the association of 1540T/C was stronger (P = 3.8 × 10−10) than those of age, sex, and population…Expand Abstract
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