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Acne Severity Determined by Genes

According to a large-scale study carried out in Queensland, Australia, the deciding factor on acne severity is in your genes, not the environment.

Scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research looked at acne severity among 500 pairs of identical and non-identical twins. They were all aged 12, 14 and 16.
Study leader, Nicholas Martin says that your genes decide how many acne attacks you get, not your environment.

"The next thing we're actually trying to do right now is to find which particular genes these are that are involved - in which chromosomes they are."

"We've already got some ideas on that, and once we've got those we'll have a much better idea what the mechanism is and what we can do about it," the doctor added.