Key to genetic hair loss found

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Hypotrichosis in a male. Source: Endhairloss.eu
Hypotrichosis in a male. Source: Endhairloss.eu


Creeping baldness is a source of distress to tens of millions the world over. Hair-challenged adults spend upward of a billion dollars every year on mostly bogus remedies in the United States alone, according to the Federal Drug Administration.

They also lavish at least as much on sometimes painful hair implants and other forms of more or less convincing hair substitutes.

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