Height Is Determined By Complicated Gene Combinations

October 6, 2014 1:41 AM

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Height Is Determined By Complicated Gene Combinations

You probably already knew that height is determined by genetics. Every physical attribute you have is determined by genetics but a recent study has determined that height is strongly related to inherited DNA—as much as 80 percent of height variance among the population is because of DNA.

This is the largest genetic study to observe height-related genetic data. Fittingly the research fits inside of a bigger research project—pun intended—called the GIANT consortium (Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits). The study identified 423 genetic regions that could be connected to hei...

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