The genetics of looks

Everything about the human body is determined by genetics, even one’s looks. There are a number of genes known to contribute to various aspects of human aesthetics, including height, weight, limb length, skin tone, eye color, hair color and texture, bone structure, and whether a person has freckles and wrinkles. This also means that all of these aspects are heritable – we get them from our parents.

Read the specifics on what research has found about how genetics affects your looks.

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