Science: Natural Blondes Might Die Out in Two Hundred Years

Society | October 4, 2002, Friday // 00:00

The last natural blondes will die out within 200 years, German scientists believe. A study by the experts claims people with blonde hair are an endangered species and will become extinct by 2202. Researchers predict the last natural blonde will be born in Finland - the country with the highest proportion of blondes. But they say too few people now carry the gene for blondes to last beyond the next two centuries. The problem is that blonde hair is caused by a recessive gene. In order for a child to have blonde hair, it must have the gene on both sides of the family in the grandparents' generation.

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