A scan for genetic determinants of human hair morphology: EDAR is associated with Asian hair thickness.

@article{Fujimoto2008ASF,
  title={A scan for genetic determinants of human hair morphology: EDAR is associated with Asian hair thickness.},
  author={Akihiro Fujimoto and Ryosuke Kimura and Jun Ohashi and Kazuya Omi and Rika Yuliwulandari and Lilian Batubara and Mohammad Syamsul Mustofa and Urai Samakkarn and Wannapa Settheetham-Ishida and Takafumi Ishida and Yasuyuki Morishita and Takuro Furusawa and Minato Nakazawa and Ryutaro Ohtsuka and Katsushi Tokunaga},
  journal={Human molecular genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={835-43}
}
Hair morphology is one of the most differentiated traits among human populations. However, genetic backgrounds of hair morphological differences among populations have not been clarified yet. In addition, little is known about the evolutionary forces that have acted on hair morphology. To identify hair morphology-determining genes, the levels of local genetic differentiation in 170 genes that are related to hair morphogenesis were evaluated by using data from the International HapMap project… CONTINUE READING
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