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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Caelan Jolley: I'm not a redhead but both of my brothers are and I think I got the gene that causes my pain receptors to work differently without the red hair gene.

Chris Gorman: Can someone explain why they’re called redhead , their hair is orange ? Orange is not red...

Karen Rodriguez: I have red hair and freckles, I was always call carrot top and one big freckle, but I didn't let it bother me!

Robbie Oshaunessey: Its was sick growing up and getting bully for just havin a differnt hair colour its pretty much like racism

Kelly Alt: I have red hair!

#GamingPro One: How are we souless

Amelia garland: I'm a ginger BAHAHAHA

bunko: why is it said to be a mutation? who's to say what's a mutation and what is "supposed to be"?

Science Universe: Woah woah, I'm a red head kid..Can we please talk middle school language?

Q'squad: "7 things you didn't know about red heads"
They have red hair the end of the list.

elfy ears: So I am a redde hedge.?

Anime Girl: Don’t be ashamed to have red hair it’s cute <3

Hazel nut: ✋🏼

timothy lines: they store extra heat in their asses.

Water Ross: I am a red head and I have over 9000 freckles and I have natural highlights in my hair and I am 11 but I am ugly

Daniel Wirtschaft Soto Morris: Red Hair Power 💪
From Argentina

Meme Llama: Fact #8: Gingers are mystical beings who do have souls, but they gain a freckle everytime they steal one.

Rose Vlogz: Im a redhead and i wouldnt change my hair colour for anything people always tell me how nice it is

Cyrus Glenn: what made me like redheads is cheryl blossom from riverdale

Brooke Vlogs: I'm a ginger snap

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