3 March 2016

END OF GREY HAIR IN SIGHT AS SCIENTISTS FIND GENE RESPONSIBLE

Grey hair could be banished forever after scientists found the gene responsible, which they believe can be turned off.

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George Clooney may embrace his grey hair, but for the millions who cover up the end of dyeing could be in sight Photo: Getty
Spotting the first grey hair is a disheartening rite of passage for most people.
But a major breakthrough by British scientists could mean that future generations will no longer suffer the inevitable indignity of the ageing process.
Researchers at University College London have discovered the gene responsible for grey hair and are confident that it will be possible to create drugs or cosmetics to switch it off.
Grey hair is caused by the depletion of melanin, which is responsible for the pigment in hair, skin and eyes, making blondes lighter and brunettes darker.

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