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Research reveals association between red hair gene and rare birthmarks

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Research carried out at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital has identified that the gene causing red hair - melanocortin-1-receptor (MC1R) - is more common in children with Congenital Melanocytic Naevi (CMN), a rare form of birthmark.

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