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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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December 8, 2010: There are some people on YouTube and the internet who are saying that white people are just albinos with a different degree of albinism. How can I explain to them that they are scientifically wrong?
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August 4, 2010: So, everyone in my family has attached earlobes yet I came out with unattached earlobes. Why is that?
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July 9, 2010: My husband and I have wavy hair and we have a curly haired son and a son and daughter with straight hair. How does curly hair work?
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