The redhead gene is not becoming extinct. In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads would become extinct, possibly as early as 2060, due to the gene for red hair being recessive. Although redheads may become more rare, they will not die out unless everyone who carries the gene dies or fails to reproduce. This misconception has been around since at least 1865, and often resurfaces in American newspapers.
Are You Carrying the Redhead Gene? by Marc Lallanilla A British ancestry company, BritainsDNA, is now offering parents the chance to see if their children might inherit the so-called "ginger gene," the Telegraph reports. The test will scan each parent's DNA for signs of the so-called MC1R gene that causes redheadedness.
the origional pin was about her hair but she's just so lovely! i love gingers! so what would you call ginger genes manifesting in an ethnicity other than caucasian (lol i know sp) I wonder?.......nutmeg..cinnamon..no, ginger covers it pretty well!..ooo the color of her hair! Goddess reminds us that she creates a master piece of a woman no matter what her heritage, color, size, shape; every woman a work of art!
There is only 1-2% of natural redheads in the world. Scotland has the largest redhead population of 13% and 40% are thought to carry the gene. As reported by The Independent, the redhead gene could be on its way out becaus
Here’s how not to impress a redhead you’re dating—or want to date. 1. “Is your hair natural?” Every redhead has heard this before! 2. “Are you guys really going extinct?” This is another popular question, but one that is simply not true! Only 1% of the world are redheads, but 4% carry a copy of the gene that makes redheads. …