stature

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stature

[′stach·ər]
(anthropology)
A measure of the distance from the floor to the vertex of the head, taken either front or back as the subject stands erectly with heels together.
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In GWAS, the difficulty in analyzing complex diseases and genetic traits such as human height have emphasized the missing heritability problem (Manolio et al.
Analysts from FAO and WFP said the new figures followed adjustments to population size and human height estimates.
Average heights can differ between populations, even populations that are genetically very similar, which suggests that human height might have been evolving differently across these populations.
Hundreds of variants clustered in genomic loci and biological pathways affect human height.
Adding up Most variation in human height is genetic, but studies looking at common changes in DNA have failed to account for a huge portion.
To reach the conclusion, McEvoy and colleague Peter Visscher, of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, reviewed 70 scientific studies on human height.