London: Hair straighteners may soon be history, claim scientists who have discovered a “curly hair gene”.It is hoped the breakthrough could lead to a pill to make hair straighter or curlier, rendering the must-have beauty accessory redundant.Researchers also believe that the discovery could make it possible to predict whether a baby will have straight or curly hair, reports The Daily Express. At Australia’s Queensland Institute of Medical Research, researchers identified the trichohyalin gene as mainly responsible for creating curls.
“We might be able to refine identikit pictures from DNA samples left at a crime scene to say whether the suspect had straight or curly hair.”ANI
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