Research says 80 per cent of height due to genes

October 6, 2014 3:51 AM

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Research says 80 per cent of height due to genes

He Pingping (left) of China looks up at Sultan Kosen of Turkey as they pose for photographers in Istanbul in this January 14, 2010, file photo. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Oct 6 — It's no secret that if your dad is tall and your mother is tall, you are probably going to be tall. But fully understanding the genetics of height has been a big order for scientists.

Researchers on Sunday unveiled what they called the biggest such study to date, analysing genome data from more than a quarter million people to identify nearly 700 genetic variants and more than 400 genome regions relating to height.

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