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rs6152, located in the first exon of the androgen receptor AR gene located on the X chromosome, is highly indicative of the ability to develop male pattern baldness. The risk allele is (G). However, although it appears to be necessary for baldness to develop, other (as yet unknown) variations must also be present for baldness to actually occur. [PMID 11231320], [PMID 17256155]
Since this SNP is on the X chromosome, and affects a trait primarily seen only in males, a single allele is shown as representing the individual's genotype. However, baldness may also occur in females, presumably only in females homozygous for rs6152(G;G) and also harboring the (as yet unknown) additional variations required for baldness.
- lowest P value of 2.1×10-12 for rs10521339
- family based rs938059 shows the lowest P value (4.03×10-6) (table 3)
- rs6152 (P=6.66×10-10)
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