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Genetic

Definition

adjective

(1) Of, pertaining to, or relating to genetics or genes.

(2) Caused by, influenced by, or produced by genes; genic.

(3) Tending to occur among family members due to heredity; familial.


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Word origin: From Greek genetikos, genitive, from genesis.
Related forms: gene (noun), genetically (adverb)

Synonym: genetical.

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Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... more than twice below at age 17 and nearly four-times below at age 7. Suffice it to say, the adoption studies results were influenced by many non-genetic variables, and it shouldn't be surprising that the adopted blacks still scored lower on IQ tests.

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by wildfunguy
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 257312

Re: Re:

Unless you're suggesting that some "races" have better genetics than others. Allele frequencies vary between poopulations. The question is not whether there's a difference (in genetic IQ predisposition), but how large that difference is. I think ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 257312

Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

No one doubts that genetics play a vital role in intelligence. But we're all creatures of genetics, aren't we. Unless you're suggesting that some "races" have better genetics than others. If that is indeed the case then the ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 257312

Trying to prove height increase...need help

... by side. I only clamped the right index finger and not the left. The right index finger is about 1/4" longer. The increase is not due to any genetic effect or to altered growth during puberty which I can prove if you decide to take it seriously. The length increase is due an increase in bone ...

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by MiniGolfer
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:09 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to prove height increase...need help
Replies: 2
Views: 253

mitosis and miosis

In a nutshell: Mitosis- The division of a cell to create two identical new cells. Meiosis- The division of a cell into a gamete, carrying half the genetic DNA of a normal cell, to fertilize another gamete (Example, sperm fertilizing an egg)

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by CaptainCovalency
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:58 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: mitosis and miosis
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