NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in Canada, the UK, and the US has identified dozens of rare or low-frequency genetic contributors to human height, including versions of some variants suspected of affecting adult height by close to an inch.

"The genes affected by these genetic variations modulate, among other things, bone and cartilage development, and growth hormone production and activation," co-senior author Guillaume Lettre, a researcher affiliated with the University of Montreal and the Montreal Heart Institute, said in a statement.

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