MadSci Network: Genetics

Re: Handedness in humans

Area: Genetics
Posted By: Glenn Bauer, Faculty Biology, Saint Michael's College
Date: Thu Jan 9 08:40:42 1997
Message ID: 846346212.Ge


As best as I can tell, there is no solid evidence for handedness being strictly a Mendelian trait. No one can deny the environmental/cultural influences that exist which contribute to the development of handedness. As a result, this trait is very difficult to analyze. But do not just take my word on this. There is a good review of the literature on the genetics of handedness at On-line Mendelian Inheritance in Man

Glenn Bauer

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