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May 22, 2018:
I'm 13 and have brown, straight, slightly textured hair. My mum has black straight hair while my dad had black very curly hair. Could my hair become curlier as I grow up or will it remain straight?
May 22, 2018:
I have been naturally skinny through all my life despite diet. My mom has been overweight for all her adult life despite being physically active and eating healthy. I know weight isn’t all genetics, but how much do genes influence weight?
April 19, 2018:
Are anxiety disorders caused by genes from your parents?
April 18, 2018:
Can a person really be "bisexual"? Is bisexuality something that is taught, or it is something that is natural in a person's genetics such as being gay or straight?
December 1, 2017:
I have hanging ear lobes. Everyone in my family has attached ear lobes. Why do mine hang?
July 25, 2017:
Can a couple sire a baby that is significantly darker or lighter than either individual?
September 10, 2015:
If men and women both have the same genes, how is it that men get traits that women do not?
August 27, 2014:
I understand that both environmental and genetic factors affect a person's height. There is a belief among most people I've talked with that given that groups of ethnic peoples eat the same diet, that the different ethnic groups will have varying and predictable heights, based on their race.
For example, my friends believe people of African descent will be tall as will Scandinavian descendants. However, they believe people of Asian descent will be shorter. I wonder if there is a section of DNA discovered that determines a person's height and if indeed a person's race is a good indicator of their height?
June 17, 2014:
I have red hair and when got my wisdom teeth removed, my father told me that they had to use more than the regular amount of anesthetics usually needed. At first, I thought nothing of it. Then, when I later started a research paper on red hair, I found out that people with red hair generally need around 20% more anesthetics than people with other hair colors. Why is that? Is it because my MC1R gene is mutated, or is it something else completely.
April 16, 2014:
Is the ability to wiggle your ears genetic? How is it passed on?
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