|MadSci Network: Genetics|
I have read definitions of "heritability" and have seen it used in books and newspapers, but the precise definition eludes me. I understand that heritable is a statistical term and refers to traits with genetic and environmental causes, but how do you interpret a statement such as "The heritability of this trait is 48%"? Please give an explanation that a non- scientist can understand.
Re: What does heritability mean in words that a lay person can understand.
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