|MadSci Network: Genetics|
hi. i read an article and i had found that there is a specific gene that controls the mammoth's coat color. From mummified specimens, they have found that there is a gene called the melanocortin type 1 receptor, or MC1R for short. this contorls the hair color in peromyscusus, which is a mouse. i wanted to ask if it is possible to take human hair and be able to pick out the gene in humans or other animals. is this a porject that a high school student can do?
Re: Is it possible to take animal hair and pick out a specific gene?
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