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Estrogen slows down adult bone growth, leading to generally taller men and shorter women

Human sexual size dimorphism, the difference in height between males and females, is often touted as a classic example of ...
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Short or tall? Genes account for 79% of height differences, study shows

Since the human genome was sequenced nearly two decades ago, researchers have struggled to fully identify the genetic factors responsible [for ...
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Why being tall may increase your cancer risk

Taller people have a greater risk of cancer because they are bigger and so have more cells in their bodies ...
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Why is former basketball player Shawn Bradley so tall? His DNA could offer the answer

As a first-round draft pick from Brigham Young University, Shawn Bradley caused a hubbub during the 1993 NBA draft. That ...
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Why we find ourselves at the limits of human lifespan

The 20th century was a period of unprecedented biological growth for our species. The average human lifespan increased from 31 years in ...
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Understanding the genetics of height—and why it matters in the fight against many human disorders

Hoping to help researchers find links between diseases and mutations, the UK Biobank opened its vault last summer, allowing access ...