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Associated with thicker hair, found in Chinese and Japanese samples.
Other variants in this gene are associated with effect on hair thickness. Polyphen gives possible functional effect.
Insufficiently evaluated benign
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Summary of published research, and additional commentary
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Mou C, Thomason HA, Willan PM, Clowes C, Harris WE, Drew CF, Dixon J, Dixon
MJ, Headon DJ. Enhanced ectodysplasin-A receptor (EDAR) signaling alters multiple
fiber characteristics to produce the East Asian hair form. Hum Mutat. 2008
Dec;29(12):1405-11. PubMed PMID: 18561327.
Kimura R, Yamaguchi T, Takeda M, Kondo O, Toma T, Haneji K, Hanihara T,
Matsukusa H, Kawamura S, Maki K, Osawa M, Ishida H, Oota H. A common variation in
EDAR is a genetic determinant of shovel-shaped incisors. Am J Hum Genet. 2009
Oct;85(4):528-35. PubMed PMID: 19804850; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2756549.
huC30901 - CGI sample GS00253-DNA_B01_200_37
het G @ chr2:109513601