MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: Are hair whorls an inherited trait?

Date: Fri Jun 2 09:47:31 2000
Posted by Victoria Hess
Grade level: 4-6 School: West Fallowfield Christian School
City: Atglen State/Province: PA Country: USA
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 959953651.Ge

I have identical twin brothers.  One has a single crown and one has a 
double crown.  (That is what we call the whorl(s) on the back of the 
head.  We had always thought that that was an inherited trait but it 
couldn't be if the twins are identical, right?

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