7 Things You Didn't Know About Redheads

There are a bunch of myths out there about redheads: Are they really going extinct? Are they more prone to develop cancer? Trace has all those answers and more. Read More: Simultaneous purifying selection on the ancestral MC1R allele and positive selection on the melanoma-risk allele V60L in South Europeans http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/09/12/molbev.mst158.abstract "In humans, the geographical apportionment of the coding diversity of the pigmentary locus MC1R is, unusually, higher in Eurasians than in Africans." Are redheads going extinct? http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/genetic/redhead-extinction.htm "In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads or "gingers," as our British and Australian friends call them, would eventually become extinct." MC1R http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/MC1R "The MC1R gene provides instructions for making a protein called the melanocortin 1 receptor. This receptor plays an important role in normal pigmentation." Why Redheads Are at Higher Risk for Melanoma http://www.livescience.com/39094-redhead-health-risks.html "The same genetic mutation that leads to red hair and fair skin may put redheads at risk for skin cancer, a new study suggests." Redheads may be at higher risk of melanoma even without sun http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/31/science/la-sci-red-hair-melamona-20121101 "A study on mice suggests that pheomelanin pigment, which gives rise to red hair, is itself a potential trigger for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer." Why Surgeons Dread Redheads http://healthland.time.com/2010/12/10/why-surgeons-dread-red-heads/ "As the authors of a recent study published in BMJ attest, society's red-haired members don't always get a fair shake. Hoary stereotypes, such as the idea that redheads are also hot heads, are mixed together with actual physiological differences — such as a heightened sensitivity to pain. Now science is getting a better understanding of redheaded physiology than ever before." 'Ginger gene' developed after humans moved to colder climate 50,000 years ago http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10319859/Ginger-gene-developed-after-humans-moved-to-colder-climate-50000-years-ago.html "Fair skin and red hair first appeared around the time people settled in Europe and still remains a dominant gene in southern Europeans today, even if they become tanned." Check out more about the ginger gene on I F#!&king Love Science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfAKoV6DaP4 Watch More: Is Anorexia Genetic?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHqDlDDYo0 Changing Your Genes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5DU9lgbsSE What Are Sea Monkeys?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AZJRpj3KHA ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com

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Juniper Silverspider: Cool! The only thing I knew beforehand was that they were more sensitive to pain. Hidden gene huh... (ressesive) I am a coppery brunette. Though some hairs are really red, like blood, while the rest is brown... huh... interesting... 😄

Maniac Jack: I'm a red head and I'm considered the weird, smart, happy, and dopey kid

living forlife: Am I red headed if I have some red hair in brown hair naturally and I have freckles?

Harley Collette: I'm a red head!!

Co Ja: I'm a red head I'm tan and have no freckles

Crochet: A mutation on the gene...so we redheads are mutants? Good to know...I can use that...

AlexRitcheyYT: I look on Reddit and I am 0.25 of the earths population because I have red hair blue eyes and I a, a lefty

Loki Odinssønn: with all the negroes invading they will surely become extinct

Pugzaregodz 20332: I have red hair all natural and I also have blue eyes some people say that I'm water vs fire I really don't get it but once I found out that blue eyes and red hair are the rarest combination of hair and eyes and when I tell them that they mouths hit the flour

paw77071 animal jam: I have red hair

Millie Grace: I have ginger hair it's more of a copper colour and I get bullied about it and some idiot created a kick a ginger day and that's ridiculous because it's really horrible to go to school and come home with massive bruises on both my shins

jal em: Why does DNews select almost only redheads for its video reporters?

King Jon Starkgeryan: I don't know much, but I do know that I love redheads.

Lilian Keränen: i'm a red head

samsung user: yes i' m red head and my mom is red headed not my dad

XxArticOreoGamingxX: am I really going to be an extinct creature?I hope not..

Sharman Nobody: ginger beard, Hazel eyes. light brown hair.

Francic King: give us about blondes...

Chat noir: my sister is a redhead and she's skinny so when she was born I got no attention beacase I am brunette😛

Mary Mansfield: Not true. Only my dad has red hair, my mom has blonde hair. And somehow my brother has brown hair lol

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