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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Michael Kirby: When people come to Portland, OREGON there are a lot of us!

Single Pringle: one thing he missed:
gingers have 1% cat DNA in their blood stream

survivalist neff: its like my hair is changing from red to some other color but i still have the things that red heads have lol

Andrew Reyter: ✋🏻🙋🏻

PungiFungi: I love redheads and blonds. It adds diversity in a world full of dark haired people.

Brøken Arrøw: I'm Ginger with bold bright Red hair. And I'm proud,

Taylor Rules: Red head right here

Linda Gramsky: I am a true redhead with blue eyes I love being a redhead


Laura Royce: Dad red mom blonde I'm a strawberry blonde so still got ginger

Savvy Poirier: I don't like being a red head

kevykev38: My God we have a 6 yr old boy (redhead) that lives with his mom next to us,and he is such a freaking brat!

DatBoiBlu: Im black my sister has natural reddish brown hair and freckles?!

FireDragonSlayerGamer: my mother is not a redhead and my father i am not sure he may have been

Camess // Amy: I'm a redhead and im LITTERALLY COVERED IN FRECKLES!

Colby's Koala: i get called ginger giant and i fucking love it

T Kyle: my sister is a red head

Arpon Arpon: #blackheadsmatter

BabbyKissy Saadiq: Is it weird that im a mixed race with red hair? I must be a very rare human being

Harrison Goldenberg: ED SHEAREN

Claire Bear: I'm a ginger and both the parents don't have to be ginger too!!!!!
My mum is a ginger and my dad is a brownie. Both me and my sister has red hair and my other sister has brown hair

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