information on inherited traits?
toms at fcsparc6.ncifcrf.gov
Thu Jun 25 08:47:26 EST 1992
In article <1992Jun24.222846.13851 at ornl.gov> mullens at jamsun.ic.ornl.gov
(James A. Mullens) writes:
|I'm looking for information about inherited traits, specifically "congenital
|suppression of the third molar" -- lack of wisdom teeth. I've been able
|to get a little information by scratching around a library. Up to 50% of
|some European populations and 27% of original-stock Hawaiians have this trait.
This is interesting - with such a large fraction of people having both traits,
it means that by following family phenotypes one should be able to map the
control gene(s)! Has this been done? How about the genes for a 6th finger?
National Cancer Institute
Laboratory of Mathematical Biology
Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201
toms at ncifcrf.gov
More information about the Bioforum