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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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.