It's Official: You Get Your Height From Your Parents

Scientists didn't know exactly what causes variations in height — but a new study has found height to be mostly hereditary. Follow Lauren Zima: http://www.twitter.com/LaurenZima See more at http://www.newsy.com Sources: Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/6618577541/in/photolist-b5RWvT-KDztD-aiMGos-bP5LQV-a5Axrh-91iibS-p7AMq-7EuXdM-76VZmd-6h3avm-75myLt-7EyPr3-bzPBty-4fS3fk-6DXunK-4fS3dV-i5RPu6-6JV16k-a34F6g-3ppvMS-74174j-5yEUGX-9qUgXS-6sEtEU-7E5Tfq-a6YhLU-4snRya-dET1ch Nature Genetics http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.3097.html#discussion GIANT Consortium http://www.broadinstitute.org/collaboration/giant/index.php/Main_Page Medical News Today http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283514.php University of Exeter http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_415086_en.html The University of Texas at Austin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoio5ySq04w Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/doctor-checks-a-x-ray-film-during-a-medical-drill-to-deal-news-photo/72477681 Getty Images http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/doctors-look-over-an-xray-of-ten-year-old-palestinian-girl-news-photo/859195 Image via: woodleywonderworks / CC BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/6618577541/in/photolist-b5RWvT-9qUgXS-6sEtEU-KDztD-aiMGos-7E5Tfq-a6YhLU-4snRya-dET1ch-5yKdpj-5yEUTX-5HDeJi-72vugG-imqEGk-4V8v9J-6PwfDB-nrSJB-afRY8k-imrk9Z-imqHYk-imqGZg-imqFUR-imqRqo-6ZLHcy-4Hab69-2k7CzQ-jztahr-bUVdY1

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Luisa Cardoso: i'm shorter than my mom, is that normal? She's about 163cm and im 156 1/2 ;_;

Extreme Flames: My mom is above average in height my dad is average so I might be 6,0 or 5,11

John Doe: And also to mention that nationality or ethnicity has an effect on your height as well because some ethnic groups are taller than others.

Arthur Jackson: Thank you for the new news about getting your height from your parents. I've never heard that one before.

Kharobi: hey um scientist why is mum 4,10 and my dad 5,7 and im 6,0 6,1 explain please .... :|

kEePiN Itt KaNGstAa: Thanks mom and dad for dooming me to be forever manlet.

PeanutSpawn: That chart at 0:20...3/4 of a circle is not 80%...

onjoFilms: My brother always told me I got my height from the milk man.

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