I'm kinda worried that I'm in the beginning stages of going bald..scary man. I know it's superficial but it still would hurt. My dad's bald but my moms dad has a good head of hair. The other picture I have shows hair but recently I buzzed and realized how thin the hair on top is. Any genetic determination on this?
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Know how to do Punnett squares? They're great fun and the possibilities are endless!
I'm joking, sort of. They are fun but they probably won't help for this.
Personally, I think it's pretty random chance. I mean, my mom's dad had a great head of hair til his dying day. My dad's hair is super thin but no bald spots. My brother started shaving his head in his twenties to hide his baldness, whereas I have amazing thick hair. It's crazy hard to figure it all out.
Even if you can trace it to someone, looking at them doesn't help because they could have a dominant and recessive allele of the same gene, and when that happens, at it's simplest, depending on the combination they breed with, there's a crazy number of combinations it could work out to. If there are multiple genes involved (I don't know, to be honest) it just becomes exponential.
Like I said though, at my age my brother was practically bald, and my hair is like a rockstar. It's just random.0