Six parents?

A strange news item on (in Dutch): “Redhead women threatened with extinction”. It says in the article (translated by yours truly): “To get red hair, 6 specific genes are necessary, of which each parent has to provide one.”
A simple calculation tells me you would need 6 parents to get red hair! I can imagine why they’re threatened with extinction, now…

(BTW, I found an English article here.)


Monday, November 17th, 2003 Funny, Interesting

1 Comment to Six parents?

  1. we should lobby our governments to set up threatened species reserves for them.

  2. prariedog diggler on October 7th, 2005

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