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Scientists find 'werewolf' gene


Posted on Monday, 6 June, 2011 | Comment icon 8 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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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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Comment icon #1 Posted by kitco on 5 June, 2011, 13:03
You would think Mexicans would be the least likely to sprout hair, given the hot weather and humid climate. Us Canadians on the other hand, lol I have seen some hairy guy's and I sware I have seen a few guys that look like Neadertal's with the big brow and noce, and hair everywhere, I told him , 'dude you look like a neadertal', he didnt say anything.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Comedian03 on 5 June, 2011, 17:56
You would think Mexicans would be the least likely to sprout hair, given the hot weather and humid climate. Us Canadians on the other hand, lol I have seen some hairy guy's and I sware I have seen a few guys that look like Neadertal's with the big brow and noce, and hair everywhere, I told him , 'dude you look like a neadertal', he didnt say anything. I definitely agree with you. I'm Canadian and I'm tell ya, if I took my shirt off and walked through the woods for long enough, there'd be videos of me up on YouTube titled "Bigfoot spotted in Nova Scotia!" lol. But in all seriousness this is a r... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by DKST on 6 June, 2011, 11:58
It must be terrible living with that condition. If it was me I would use it to my advantage and look for work in documentaries and modern creature features.
Comment icon #4 Posted by nakajima01 on 6 June, 2011, 15:58
You would think Mexicans would be the least likely to sprout hair, given the hot weather and humid climate. Us Canadians on the other hand, lol I have seen some hairy guy's and I sware I have seen a few guys that look like Neadertal's with the big brow and noce, and hair everywhere, I told him , 'dude you look like a neadertal', he didnt say anything. Maybe he doesn't know what that means? lol I'd feel terrible if that happens to me especially when eating and then I accidentally ate it, ugh... hairball!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by 27vet on 6 June, 2011, 16:14
It must be terrible living with that condition. If it was me I would use it to my advantage and look for work in documentaries and modern creature features. You wouldn't have to look for work, they would come to you.
Comment icon #6 Posted by the L on 7 June, 2011, 22:00
Interesting. I wonder whats history on this theme. Where and when is the first recored of Werewolf gene?
Comment icon #7 Posted by pallidin on 8 June, 2011, 0:28
Hooooowwwwlllllll. I must find my family. And a barber.
Comment icon #8 Posted by greywolf on 9 June, 2011, 10:09
You would think Mexicans would be the least likely to sprout hair, given the hot weather and humid climate. Us Canadians on the other hand, lol I have seen some hairy guy's and I sware I have seen a few guys that look like Neadertal's with the big brow and noce, and hair everywhere, I told him , 'dude you look like a neadertal', he didnt say anything. he could have been the geico cave man?


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