What was the inspiration of Carl Zimmer’s book, “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh”?
When he was considering the topic of heredity, he thought about what’s normally talked about with heredity. We talk about it all the time as we make connections when different generations having similar traits.
What are epigenetics?
In addition to inheriting genes, you inherit the molecules around the genes that control whether they’re turned on or off. These molecules can also change due to experiences. Yet, the evidence and sample size in humans is tiny and cannot be proven completely true.
How do we know height plays a part in heredity?
According to Zimmer, scientists are still struggling with this curiosity. You can pinpoint the genes that influence your height, but there are thousands of them that have been linked. It’s the combination of genes, not just what’s on our DNA.