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Old 02-26-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Young men have often wondered, “Will I go bald?” and the old adage, “If your mom’s dad is bald, you’ll go bald” is commonly applied.

But, gentlemen, if your mom’s dad is bald, don’t wig out just yet. While there may be a hair of truth to the old saying, it definitely doesn’t tell the whole story.

If Your Maternal Grandpa Is Bald, Will You Go Bald?
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:16 AM
 
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I have known about this for years. My maternal grandfather had hair, while my paternal grandfather was bald.

My father was bald. Both of his grandfathers were bald.
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Old 02-27-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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This polymorphism apparently must be present to go bald: Rs6152 - SNPedia

A woman will carry two alleles (one from her mother and one from her father), while her son will get one of the two (because he only has one X chromosome). My Great grandmother died at 96 with a full head of hair, my grandmother is 90 with a full head of hair and my mom is in her 60's with all of her hair still. I've done DNA testing and my mom passed down the non-bald allele to me, so I guess only time will tell if it's true or not.
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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This polymorphism apparently must be present to go bald: Rs6152 - SNPedia

A woman will carry two alleles (one from her mother and one from her father), while her son will get one of the two (because he only has one X chromosome). My Great grandmother died at 96 with a full head of hair, my grandmother is 90 with a full head of hair and my mom is in her 60's with all of her hair still. I've done DNA testing and my mom passed down the non-bald allele to me, so I guess only time will tell if it's true or not.
Wow.that is really interesting....I guess I got the bald one from my mom...not for me..my son...he started losing his hair in his 20s and now he is 32 and not much left...My mom's dad was the only bald one in our family...My dad had lots of hair...his dad did and so do my brothers... My son's dad has THICK long hair and so does his dad...so he had to have gotten it from my mom's side... AND he had so much of it when he was a baby and toddler....it really shocked us....Now I know...
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