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Name: Greg
Status: Other
Grade:  Other
Location: PA
Country: United States
Date: February 2005


Question:
I have been told that in nearly 98% of cases sons always grow taller than their mothers.Is this a proven fact?



Replies:
My guess is that this is probably correct, but you would have to check the statistics on this or compile your own data. There are two reasons why this is probably true; 1) males are generally taller than females and 2) sons get approximately half their genes from their fathers who are generally taller than their mothers.

Ron Baker, Ph.D.



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