The gene that causes some people to be covered in thick hair has been identified by scientists.
There are less than 100 cases of "werewolf syndrome" worldwide, the condition results in a coat of thick hair sprouting all over the body and face thus giving the sufferer the appearance of a werewolf. Proffessor Xue Zhang of Peking Union Medical College has been testing a man with the condition and has located extra genes on the X chromosome which may be responsible for the abnormal hair growth.
"Hypertrichosis, sometimes called "werewolf syndrome" is a very rare condition, with fewer than 100 cases documented worldwide."
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