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Combing the genome for the root cause of baldness

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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Figure 1: Complexity of tissue architecture and gene expression in the hair follicle.


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McLean, W. Combing the genome for the root cause of baldness. Nat Genet 40, 1270–1271 (2008).

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