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Facial Features and Genes: Study Taps New Connections
Do youِ haveِ your mom’s tiny nose.
We knowِ fromِ twin studies, forِ example, thatِ someِ parts ofِ the face seemِ to haveِ a veryِ strong genetic component, saidِ Seth Weinberg, anِ assistant professor ofِ oral biology atِ the University ofِ Pittsburgh andِ anِ author ofِ the study, whichِ wasِ published today (Aug.
However, veryِ littleِ isِ known aboutِ the specific genes involved inِ determining differences inِ the size andِ shape ofِ various facial features inِ humans.