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Possible blonde hair, genetic link found

Updated: 06/03/2014 1:09 PM
Created: 06/02/2014 2:35 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

A genetic mutation could explain why some people are born blonde.

Scientists at Stanford University have identified a slight change in the genetic code that determines if someone will be a blonde or brunette.

This mutation is completely unrelated to any other inherited trait.

That means hair color has no effect on hair growth, eye color, skin color, personality or intelligence.

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