The journal Nature Genetics published the research results obtained in the analysis of the genetic material of a person. Scientists in the framework of a separate research program conducted a large-scale genetic and anthropometric study called GIANT.
Only specialists have been able to discover as much as 400 regions of the genome responsible for ROS person. Scientists believe that the discovery - tenth of the whole sets of genes that determine growth.
During research it was discovered 497 variations in 327 genes. Each genetic variant affects the formation of human growth and anthropometric indicators.
Part of the genes form the parameters of the skeleton, with certain genetic diseases of bone tissue is formed too slowly or quickly, which leads to dwarfism or gigantism. Plays an important role in the formation of collagen, the basis of the cartilage.