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Answered 2015-07-15 18:27:31

Yes, that is mostly true for male pattern baldness. We were all taught this in high school Biology class, that the gene for baldness is carried on the X chromosome, which means it comes from Mom's side of the family. A 2005 study from Germany confirmed this long held assumption countering a recent tide of assertions that this is no more than an old wives tale. There are, however, some forms of baldness that are not genetically linked, which means not all baldness comes from Mom.

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