To baldly go where no hominid has gone before....

mike shupp (ms44278@HUEY.CSUN.EDU)
Fri, 17 May 1996 20:25:12 -0700

On Thu, 16 May 1996, John Cole. wrote:

> Baldness is correlated with and seemingly caused by elevated testerosterone
> levels, but it's not a mitochondiral or X chromosome trait, specifically!
> Perhaps bald guys are selected for also because they keep out of sunburn and
> cancer?? <g>
I've had a flash of genius, thanks to your inspiration.
There can't be _that_ many ways of going bald. Which means that at some
point we should be able to analyze the genes responsible for hairloss,
and look for variations in the relavent DNA...
... and give a date to the ancestral Bald-As-Eden's-Apple Man.

Mike Shupp
California State University, Northridge