Other Traits

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July 25, 2017: Can a couple sire a baby that is significantly darker or lighter than either individual?
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September 10, 2015: If men and women both have the same genes, how is it that men get traits that women do not?
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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? 
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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.
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April 16, 2014: Is the ability to wiggle your ears genetic?  How is it passed on?
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July 2, 2013: Is a person “born gay”, or is being gay a learned behavior? 
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October 18, 2012: If my husband contains a dominant trait such as a broad nose, is there any possibility that my child will not have a broad nose?
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August 28, 2012: My mother has red hair, fair skin and freckles but her full brother has black hair and dark skin. No one ever believes that they are siblings because they look so different. How can this be possible?
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March 21, 2012: I am wondering about intelligence and genetics. More specifically, the relationship between parent's intelligence and their offspring. If a really smart person and a not-so-smart person have a child, what is likely to happen genetically? Also, is intelligence more of a genetic or environmental trait?
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November 10, 2011: Can moderate amounts of exercise as a child make you taller as an adult?
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