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Grey hair gene discovered by scientists

1 March 2016

The first gene identified for greying hair has been discovered by an international UCL-led study, led by Dr Kaustubh Adhikari (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) and Professor Andrés Ruiz-Linares (UCL Biosciences), confirming greying has a genetic component and is not just environmental. Read: BBC News, More: Daily Mail, Telegraph, Guardian, Mirror, The Sun, Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Express, Daily Express (2), Financial Times, Scotsman, Irish Times, Sky News, TIME, Huffington Post, Washington Post, New York Post, Wired, CNN, NPR, The Australian (£), New Zealand Herald, South China Morning Post, Times of India, Straits Times, Nature, Science, Scientific American, UCL News, Listen: BBC 5 live '5 live Drive' (from 1 hour 56 mins), More: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 7 mins 37 secs), BBC World Service 'The Science Hour' (from 47 mins 19 secs)