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Findings could inform forensic science—and the development of innovative hair productsBy Linda Geddes, Nature magazine on March 2, 2016
Bushy and black, downy and blonde, curly and red: human hair comes in myriad shapes and colours. Now researchers have identified ten new genetic variants that influence its appearance—including the first genes to be associated with the rate at which hair goes grey, the bushiness of someone’s beard or eyebrows and whether they grow a ‘monobrow’.