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Nature Genetics 40, 1270 - 1271 (2008)
doi:10.1038/ng1108-1270

Combing the genome for the root cause of baldness

W H Irwin McLean1

  1. W. H. Irwin McLean is Professor of Human Genetics and Director of The Epithelial Genetics Group, University of Dundee, Scotland DD1 5EH, UK.
    e-mail: w.h.i.mclean@dundee.ac.uk


Two new studies report the results of genome-wide association analysis for androgenetic alopecia. The two major genetic loci identified set the scene for understanding the molecular basis of common male-pattern baldness.

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