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Is there a genetic cause of midgets?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: Likely yes.
It is very likely that there is a genetic component to this.
There are issues like achondroplasia or dwarfism that are definitely genetic in origin. Height is very often a result of genetic selection in plants and animals and people are no exception. Excess in height is also genetic. Abraham lincoln is a very good exmple of marfan's syndrome, a disorder with great height as a feature.

In brief: Likely yes.
It is very likely that there is a genetic component to this.
There are issues like achondroplasia or dwarfism that are definitely genetic in origin. Height is very often a result of genetic selection in plants and animals and people are no exception. Excess in height is also genetic. Abraham lincoln is a very good exmple of marfan's syndrome, a disorder with great height as a feature.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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