Correlation Between Height and Genetic Factors

The adult height of children is not in all cases directly correlated to the height of their parents. It is estimated that genetic factors affect 60-80% of the final adult height. Conversely, about 20-40% is determined by environmental factors (dietary, disease exposure, etc.). Studies with 8,798 pairs of adult Finnish twins, published in the Behavior Genetics Journal, have shown that genetic factors can determine the … Continue reading Correlation Between Height and Genetic Factors