Tags:genetics

The Bald Truth on How Baldness Is Inherited

If many of the older men in your family are distinguished by a shiny bald patch on their heads, their younger male relatives may be wondering if it’s only...

The Music in Your Genes

Families have been making music together since long before the von Trapps and the Jackson 5. It’s not uncommon for an accomplished musician to have one or more family...

The Joy of Red Hair

Two of my best friends from childhood, Elizabeth and Rachel, were redheads. I was extremely jealous and wanted my hair to be red, too — not only because of...

Left-Handedness: Genes or Chance?

Is anyone left-handed in your family? My older sister is. Growing up, she always had to remind my right-handed parents to buy her special left-handed scissors, can openers, and...

Introducing MyHeritage Surveys

At MyHeritage, we constantly develop new ways for our users to explore their origins and learn more about who they are. Our Science Team, led by world-renowned genetics pioneer...