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    Gene Causing Grey Hair Could Be Switched Off

    The gene responsible for causing grey hair could be switched off, scientists say according to a report by Reuters.

    A newly discovered gene, IRF4, has been identified by scientists as being responsible for graying hair. The discovery was the result of more than 6,000 DNA samples collected in Latin America. The country was chosen for the diverse ancestry of those who live there, according to the Reuters report. The scientific study also found that grey hair is much more likely for those with European ancestry.

    “This genetic variant of IRF4 has two forms,” Dr. Kaustubh Adhikari of University College London was quoted as saying. “One form is present worldwide, and the other form is present only in Europeans. We saw that this particular European specific form gives you almost double chance of having hair grey.”

    IRF4 plays a role in regulating melanin in the human body, which is responsible for determining hair color. Age and environment also impacts how quickly IRF4 initiates the process of hair turning grey. Scientists investigating the gene say that its identification could lead to treatment to stop hair graying entirely.

    “Switching off a gene is of course feasible,” Professor Andres Ruiz-Linares of University College London was quoted as saying. “The issue is whether it will have the desired effect and whether it’s the right thing to do. In terms of trying to develop a therapy to delay or prevent hair graying, that is something that is potentially feasible.”

    Nevertheless, scientists believe that developing a cosmetic treatment for switching off the gene could take years of research.

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    Next step, the bald gene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    Next step, the bald gene.
    Hope not.

    It gives us grey haired old bastards somebody to laugh at.

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    Philip Stokerfield told me grey is the new black

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    Dillinger Carrott told me bald is the new Wiggy.


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    At the moment I've got a few grey patches. But I don't know how long I'll be able to use the 'They're not grey hairs, they're hi-lights' excuse.

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    mine must have been switched off from birth. Old as a dinosaur and little to no gray hair and no balding. Problem is all my facial hair is white now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    The gene responsible for causing grey hair could be switched off, scientists say according to a report by Reuters.

    A newly discovered gene, IRF4, has been identified by scientists as being responsible for graying hair.
    Just for Men works fine by me.

    Ladies still think I'm in my late 30s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    The gene responsible for causing grey hair could be switched off, scientists say according to a report by Reuters.

    A newly discovered gene, IRF4, has been identified by scientists as being responsible for graying hair.
    Just for Men works fine by me.

    Ladies still think I'm in my late 30s.
    They're referring to your IQ.

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    Baldies eh?

    AL O'PEESHA

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    He works in a bank from nine to five,
    Then he goes for a wank and a sneaky hand jive,
    He's bald as a coot, coz he plays pink flute, he's a slap-head and a baldy,
    He's right down to the wood,
    He won't get herpes (hairpiece) he can't pull fluff,
    We call him fairy, rear admiral, poof.
    He drinks Dubonnet, he don't understand,
    He's happily married to his left and right hands
    Al O'Peesha, I think that Duncan Goodhew wants to meet you.
    He's the one with the shiny pate, flogs his bishop, never ever copulates,
    His hair falls out when he masturbates, Duncan Goodhew's a very good mate.

    He was thinner than Yul Brynner, smoother than Kojack,
    But he supped some Boddies (somebody's) bitter, and his thatch grew back,
    Now there's fanny all around him, he's always pulling crack,
    But he used to be a ginger and the new bit's grown back black.

    ©1987 The Macc Lads
    N.B:- Dubonnet- A brand of hair-gel used by homosexuals to attract men- (we think).
    The word stems from the Gay South- an amalgamation of dubious and barnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    Next step, the bald gene.
    Hope not.

    It gives us grey haired old bastards somebody to laugh at.
    You're a heartless bastard, Gandalf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    You're a heartless bastard, Gandalf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
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    You're a heartless bastard, Gandalf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    The gene responsible for causing grey hair could be switched off, scientists say according to a report by Reuters.

    A newly discovered gene, IRF4, has been identified by scientists as being responsible for graying hair.
    Just for Men works fine by me.

    Ladies still think I'm in my late 130s.
    They're referring to your IQ.
    True.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart
    Ladies still think I'm in my late 30s.
    ... and blokes think you're a teenager

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    mine must have been switched off from birth. Old as a dinosaur and little to no gray hair and no balding. Problem is all my facial hair is white now though.
    No worries ! I think you look great. Just keep shaving the facial white hair off.


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    There must be separate genes for down below as I am still natural brown up top but my ball sack looks like a sliverback gorilla. Hope they hurry up with the gene fix other wise I will have to start tea-bagging mug-fulls of hair dye.

    (actually I am keen man-scaper so not such a big deal really)

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    I was getting quite worried about going Grey so I shaved all the shit off and went and seen this guy.

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    This subject was discussed on BBC radio, it's women who are interested in this research because it is apparently far worse for a woman to live with grey hair than it is for a man.
    Women hairdressers would go out of business if women didn't go there to dye their grey hair

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    I was told.....................
    Below every grey hair, is a dead brain cell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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