Is Height All In Our Genes?

Is Height All In Our Genes?



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I’m tall. Most of the people in my family are tall. Does that mean my son will be tall? Turns out the inheritance of height is a lot more complicated than we thought. Scientists know that nature (genes) and nurture (environment) both play a role, but after more than a century of questions, we’re only just now starting to get some answers

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Visscher, P.M. et al. (2007). Genome partitioning of genetic variation for height from 11,214 sibling pairs. American Journal of Human Genetics 81:1104–10.

Zimmer, C. (2018). She has her mother’s laugh: The powers, perversions, and potential of heredity. New York: Dutton.

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34 thoughts on “Is Height All In Our Genes?”

  1. I am a tall. My family is full of talls. So this tall tale is very personal for me. But remember, no matter how tall you are, it's how tall you feel that really counts.

    *THIS IS A RE-UPLOAD FROM EARLIER! SOME METRIC CONVERSIONS WERE MISSING AND THAT'S JUST NOT SCIENTIFIC*

  2. Mom's 5'3 Dad's 5'9 I'm 6'4 ( big meat eater) and my brother is 5'11 (big on carbs), my younger sister is 5'4 (balanced diet) and my oldest sister is 5'8 (vegetarian) Go figure… variability is all over the place.

  3. Make a video on how we can immediately tell this guy is tall even though we only saw him from the chest up and didn't see him next to anyone else

  4. And not just on oxygen it is in geography too the one who is closer to the north pole will be stretched high up

  5. Lmao, my family was allll short people, like on average 5'4 5'6, I got lucky enough to have a tall mom so I'm 13 at 6'2.

  6. DAMN YOU SOCIAL BEAUTY NORMS!!!!!!!! IT WASN'T MY FAULT!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Dont know if its true bc my dad is 5’5 mom 5’2 and im 5’4. I was deff underfed while growin up aside from bein always sick when iwas a kid. I turned to be the average height of women. Sometimes its just luck.

  8. I’m a descended of the giants too. Too much thorough breeding I guess. My partner is a foot shorter than me.

  9. THIS CAN BE USED TO EXPLAIN DIFFERENCES IN INTELLIGENCE TOO. AMIRITE????????????????????????AMIRITE????????????????????

  10. To all short people, I feel bad for you. I was 6'0 feet when I was 13. My expected height is 6'6.

    Listen if your are currently in your growing phase here's my secret. Eat healthy and organic. For my first 7 years of my life I lived in a third world country farm and ate the freshest food possible. I ate fruit with every meal and drank milk every day. That's all I have.

  11. I'm a 7month young born baby If my Brother is 6'3 Feet and i'm barely 5'8 does that mean premature babies are shorter?

  12. It's sad that people are so obsessed with this. How many times do we have to repeat "it's what's inside that counts" before we finally believe it?
    God doesn't value you because of your physical characteristics, and neither should anyone else, including yourself.
    What we ought to be concerned about is our behavior and our relationship to our Maker, because that, unlike height, has eternal implications.

  13. we have to find out the reason why dutch people are so tall. maybe their special diet is the key. what is so different they eat than any other place on earth?

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