Identifying genetic factors that influence the growth of human

An international team of researchers found 83 changes in DNA that affect the growth of the person.

The researchers analyzed the DNA of 700,000 volunteers. Discovered 83 changes in DNA are rarely met. But some of them, according to scientists directly influenced the growth of the person. Up to this point, scientists were able to change the growth of only 1 millimeter. While under the influence of individual variants discovered by scientists, the growth has varied more than 2 cm.

It turned out that open genetic variants are used to generate and activate the growth hormone. Also there is a high probability that these genetic variants can regulate the concentration of growth factors in human blood.

Growth is mainly determined by the information encoded in human DNA, the children from tall parents tend to have high growth.

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