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Expert: Walter Hintz
Subject: Baldness - Genetic or Hereditary or Both ?
Question: Dear Walter

We Observe that Some Human Beings become Bald.

Is Baldness due to Genetic or Hereditary or Both ?

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
Answer: Baldness is the result of a gene and male hormones. If you inherit the gene and produce testosterone you become bald. Women carry the bald gene too bur do not produce enough male hormone for ti to be expressed.

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Walter Hintz


Science teacher for over 50 years. MSc. in biology. I can answer questions in general biology, zoology, botany, anatomy and physiology and biochemistry.


I have a MSc in biology and have been a science teacher for over 50 years. At present I am a faculty member at a college and a science consultant at seven catholic schools.

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