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Does the dad or the mom carry the height gene for a daughter?

Does the dad or the mom carry the height gene for a daughter?

Both contribute: The projected height of a female is the average of moms height+ dads height less 5 inches. Both contribute genetic material that influence the final height. Health, diet and activities also contribute to or detract from growth. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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My mom's paternal uncle had aml at 65 and his daughter had it at 53. My mom's father had colon cancer at 87 and she had breast cancer at 54. Genetic?

My mom's paternal uncle had aml at 65 and his daughter had it at 53. My mom's father had colon cancer at 87 and she had breast cancer at 54. Genetic?

Cancer is common dis: Cancer is a disease of the genes yet most people get cancer unpredictably. Breast cancer does run in families more often than other cancers. So if your mother has had it, you are at some risk too...you should be alert and watchful. Learn to do a breast self examination once monthly...looking for any lumps and also get an annual clinical breast examination done by your doctor. Mammography comes lat ...Read more

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If a dad is 5'10 and the mom is 5'5 what would be the final height of the kid they have not based on genetics but simply the parents height?

If a dad is 5'10 and the mom is 5'5 what would be the final height of the kid they have not based on genetics but simply the parents height?

Odd question: A prediction based on biological parental height is relatively good because it relies on genetics. Why you think it would not is puzzling. The male offspring are the average of parent height + 2.5-3 inches while females are the average -2-5-3 inches.If the parents have adopted the kid, their height has no input in the final outcome. ...Read more

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How tall should my daughter get if her mom is 5'5" and her dad is 6'?

How tall should my daughter get if her mom is 5'5" and her dad is 6'?

About 5'6": In a perfect world, she would be 5'6". Using the midparental height calculation, this is the number that i come up with. Of course, nutrition, exercise level, and age at menarche all influence a girl's final adult height! the earlier that menses occurs, bone growth slows down! ...Read more

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14 year old daughter caught masterbating with moms sex toy and what to do dad gets mad says she is to young to do this ?

14 year old daughter caught masterbating with moms sex toy and what to do dad gets mad says she is to young to do this ?

Teenagers : Masturbation is a very normal and healthy aspect of puberty and adolescent development. Dad probably needs to do some reading to educate himself on normal teenage sexual maturation. Mom needs to hide her sex toys better so that this can remain a private experience for both parties ...Read more

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My daughter is 11 1/2 at 5'2" and just started her period. She always one of the tallest in her class, but now is worried she is almost done growing? (dad is 6'6", mom 5'5")

My daughter is 11 1/2 at 5'2" and just started her period. She always one of the tallest in her class, but now is worried she is almost done growing? (dad is 6'6", mom 5'5")

90th percentile: She is taller than 90% of girls her age. Although girls grow the most the year prior to their first menstrual cycle, she should continue to grow, up to 18 yo or so, at a slower rate. Pediatricians use graphic tables that show the progression in height and weight, according to age and he can make a gross prediction of her adult height. Next time she sees her doc, ask him to show you these tables. ...Read more

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My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?

My baby daddy mon has a daughter that has Down syndrome but is only from his mom not dad is there a change my baby going to have Down syndrome too?

Unlikely: With the most common chromosomal abnormality causing DS, you have no increased risk. In a much less common form ( unbalanced translocation), your baby's father has a chance of carrying it. I recommend finding out what the chromosomal abnormality was, and discuss it with your OB or a genetics specialist. ...Read more

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Mom died of colon cancer, all 4 of dad's sis had breast cancer or precancer. 1 of the sis tested negative for cancer gene. Do I have elevated risk?

Mom died of colon cancer, all 4 of dad's sis had breast cancer or precancer. 1 of the sis tested negative for cancer gene. Do I have elevated risk?

Yes, you do: First, i'm sorry to hear about your mom. That's so hard. And it's hard to worry about your own risk. You do have a higher risk of cancer, and it is probably not due to the breast/ovarian cancer gene (brca). Lynch syndrome is more likely. I can't tell you your exact risk because that depends on the age of your mom and your aunts when they were diagnosed. Tell every doctor this history from now on! ...Read more

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Docs, could a daughter have a sex linked disorder if her father has normal genes for the trait?

Docs, could a daughter have a sex linked disorder if her father has normal genes for the trait?

Depends: It depends upon whether the disorder is Xlinked dominant or recessive. In the former, all children have 50 % chance of acquiring if mother is affected, while If father is affected 100 % of daughters will be affected. Whereas in the latter, daughters will not be affected if father is not. ...Read more

Gene (Definition)

A hereditary unit consisting of a sequence of dna that occupies a specific location on a chromosome and determines a particular characteristic in an organism. Genes undergo mutation when their ...Read more


Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more