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Doctor insights on: Mom Always Did Facial Exercises And Looks Great At 90 Did They Or Genes Help

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Mom always did facial exercises and looks great at 90. Did they or genes help?

Mom always did facial exercises and looks great at 90. Did they or genes help?

Genetics: Its amazing how far good genetic inheritance will take you, but remember you only get half from mom. Facial excersize can increase muscle size enough to compensate for loss of facial volume which occur naturally with age. ...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


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Is it true that you inherit most of your hair genes from your mom?

Is it true that you inherit most of your hair genes from your mom?

Yes: You get genes from both parents. Genetics is very complex, we are still learning about how they work. If we finally are able to understand it fully we will be able to cure all diseases. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me getting cancer if my mom tested positive for the gene?

What are the chances of me getting cancer if my mom tested positive for the gene?

Which gene?: If your mother has been shown to be positive for one of the cancer genes such as bcra1 or bcra2, society owes it to test you as well. You do want to know, as you can plan based on accurate knowledge. Carrying one of these gives you a better-than-even chance of having one or more of the associated cancers pop up during a lifetime. ...Read more

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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

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What is the likelihood of my getting cancer if my mom tested positive for the gene?

What is the likelihood of my getting cancer if my mom tested positive for the gene?

Info lacking: Sorry, -important info is missing from the question. You would need to re-ask and clarify. ...Read more

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Hello. While I know there is a major randomness in genetics and how a person is developed I wonder where you get your intelligence from. Mom or dad?

Hello. While I know there is a major randomness in genetics and how a person is developed I wonder where you get your intelligence from. Mom or dad?

Intelligence: Intelligence is influenced by many factors, as you know. There is not any good science that I know of that would help answer your question. Genetic contribution does not take into account early development experiences, environment and other factors. It is true that certain features have strong genetic links, but when considering the Average and above intelligence, many more factors play a role. ...Read more

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My back bone bend a little forward then the rest of my friends. Mom said it was genetics. But, is it?

My back bone bend a little forward then the rest of my friends. Mom said it was genetics. But, is it?

Maybe: Genetic or hereditary would mean that other people in the family show the same flexibility. Infididuals vary because of genes and experience. Sometimes it can be difficult to be certain in a specific case. I appreciate your interest in this topic. ...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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Female pattern baldness is genetics? if so, how is it genetic exactly? from my mothers side? can you please clarify because my moms side are not bald

Female pattern baldness is genetics? if so, how is it genetic exactly? from my mothers side? can you please clarify because my moms side are not bald

BOTH SIDES: Definitely baldness is usually transmitted genetically. Both parents, unles or aunts or siblings also having it. Well documented and applies also in male hormone disturbances in women of family. ...Read more

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My mom has the brca1 gene mutation. What is my next step for my sisters?

My mom has the brca1 gene mutation. What is my next step for my sisters?

Get tested: All of your mother's children should be genetically counselled and tested. The same goes for her siblings. ...Read more

Did (Definition)

DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more


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