10 Most Incredible Hairy People

07/06/2011 10:55 am ET | Updated Nov 15, 2011

Now that scientists have discovered a secret to hypertrichosis, the condition known as “werewolf syndrome,” you might not be seeing as many hairy people at circus or sideshows.

The condition affects less than 100 people worldwide, and, according to new research, is caused by an extra chunk of genes on a section of the X chromosome that affects hair growth.

If the research results in a treatment for the condition, the number of people who really push the limits of how much body hair is normal could be drastically reduced.


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