Scientists break the genetic code responsible for tall human heights

October 5, 2014 10:41 PM

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In the most definite study of its kind, scientists have stated that they have broken the genetic codes responsible for human heights. They now better understand why some people are tall, very tall, or very short. In fact, they now also understand why one individual may be tall and his sibling from the same parent short.

A team that comprised of international researchers isolated about 700 growth gene variants that are responsible for human heights. These genes were found in over 400 gene regions that influence the growth of the human skeleton to translate to short or tall height in various individuals. It is believ...

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