Today in Genetic Defects? Red Hair!

I am so (SO!) thrilled to introduce you to The Girl with the Purple Cane’s very first Correspondent. My Best Friend (Red) has been elected by my unanimous and nepotist vote as TGwtPC’s Happiness Correspondent! Her job? To report on all things happy. To get her started, I asked her something sad: 

“I have previously written about some genetic testing I received. I just learned that your red hair is not just a genetic trait, but a genetic defect. According to science (and Google), when someone has red hair, their MC1R protein fails to convert red pigment into brown pigment.

So… Do you feel defective?”

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