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Redhead race against the evolutionary clock

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"Erin" (2008) is one of Julia Baum's redhead portraits. (Courtesy of Julia Baum)

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Rumors that redheads are going extinct may be overblown, but globalization will make the recessive trait more rare in decades to come. Meanwhile redheads are scrambling to document what could be the last of their kind and considering how their unusual looks have forged a shared identity.