Male pattern baldness
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Gentlemen, are you follicly challenged, or heading that way? It has always been assumed that the cause of male baldness lies with the X chromosome and is therefore an inherited trait passed down the maternal line. But what if yours is the only bald head shining out in family photos?
Eggheads (in more ways than one) Prof Andrea Sella and Prof Mark Miodownik from University College London have a heart to heart about the role that chromosome 20 has been recently discovered to play in causing male baldness.
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- Professor Mark Miodownik, Professor Andrea Sella
- London, UK
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