MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: Is the ability to form the 'Vulcan Salute' genetic?

Date: Wed Aug 5 13:43:12 2009
Posted by Leslianne
Grade level: nonaligned School: REI
City: Seattle State/Province: Washington Country: USA
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 1249504992.Ge

I was taught in high school that the ability to form the "Vulcan salute" 
(a "V" formed between the ring and middle finger) is actually genetic.  I know 
different people who physically cannot do this, can only do it with one hand 
or can do it easily with both.  Is it genetics or simply motor skill?

Can't sleep at night not knowing...  : )  Thanks!

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