MadSci Network: Genetics

Re: how would the test cross play out, read comments please?

Date: Wed Oct 26 07:54:59 2005
Posted By: Yvonne A. Simpson, Science Festival Co-ordinator
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 1130305113.Ge

Hi there, 

Unfortunately there is no 'absolute' answer for this as the gene(s) 
responsible for male-pattern baldness has not been isolated yet.  We can 
only talk about tendencies really.  The biggest indicator of your own 
future will be the state of your dad's head and even then it would only be 
a tendency.  You don't mention your dad in your question.  If he is bald 
then you are likely to tend towards that.  The fact that this is not an 
absolute rule is very clearly shown by your uncles, as they are both 
opposites in terms of baldnes yet share a father.

Best wishes


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