What Do You Know About Heritability?

Nature vs. nurture is a question scientists and non-scientists alike have grappled with since the earliest days of human history. One concept we use to describe these two complementary forces is “heritability”, or the proportion of variation in the development of a disease or trait in a population that’s due to genetics.

While this sounds simple, there are some nuances to heritability that often cause it to be misinterpreted. Show us what you know about heritability in this week’s quiz!

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  • Serena Fuchs

    How exciting that genetic science is going to bring answers about what’s nature and what’s nurture! I can’t wait to see where big data crunching of genetic data leads us.

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