View Full Version : Height compared to 23andMe height assumptions

04-28-2014, 06:25 PM
I was going over my traits on 23andMe; I was surprised that my results say that I am either typical or slightly taller. Iíve noted my height results below

Marker Genotype What it Means
rs6060371 TT Subjects averaged 0.3 - 0.7 centimeters taller than typical height.
rs1801282 CT Typical height.

My actual height is 6í4 or 193.04 cm, so I was wondering if anyone else also noticed this possible error?

04-28-2014, 06:55 PM
rs6060371 - Myself and my brother are GT, or typical height
rs1801282 - I'm CT (typical height), whilst my brother is CC (average of 0.4cm more than typical)

Both myself and my brother are 5 foot 9, or 175cm. Our father is also 5 foot 9 and our mother was about 5 foot 4 or 162cm. My other brothers are also around 5 foot 9, and my sister is 5 foot 7 and a half, or 171cm.

04-28-2014, 07:11 PM
Both studies is done among people of European descent that could be one of the possible reasons.

One SNP in the gene GDF5 was linked to height, but only among people of primarily European ancestry. The effect was not seen among African Americans who participated in the study.

This study measured the height of more than 23,000 individuals of European ancestry and genotyped them to find SNPs associated with stature.

FWIW, I'm typical according to both studies.
rs6060371 - GT
rs1801282 - CT
I'm 183cm and above average in Turkey. I'm taller than most of the relatives here. But my cousins who live at abroad are taller than me, I believe if grew up at a western European country, I might have an inch or two more.. I was already 180cm around 13yo..

04-28-2014, 07:21 PM
rs6060371 - TT
rs1801282 - CC

6'5" (195.58cm)

04-28-2014, 08:12 PM
Interesting as I'm on v4, and no health reports. Which is okay because that's not really my focus.



04-28-2014, 10:52 PM

6'1" or 185.42cm

04-29-2014, 07:42 PM
One if my markers in traits for height is different then all yours not sure why :confused:

rs6060371 TT says i am taller then typical height (i wish)

rs1042775 CT typical height

I am 5ft 3in.

basque :rolleyes:

Clinton P
05-01-2014, 01:14 PM
rs6060371 - not genotyped (23andMe) - TG (FTDNA) - Typical height.
rs1042725 - CC - Subjects averaged 0.4 cm (0.16 in) taller than typical.

Height = 5ft 10in (177 cm)

Amongst the males in my family, I'm the smallest.

Clinton P

07-09-2014, 06:02 AM
rs6060371-- GT
rs1042725-- TT

(~176.5 cm in height)

so 5'9"

07-09-2014, 06:24 AM
rs6060371 GT Typical height.
rs1801282 TT Subjects averaged 0.4 cm (0.16 in) shorter than typical

I am 5'10"

Jean M
07-09-2014, 10:09 AM
I was wondering if anyone else also noticed this possible error?

It is not an error exactly. There are more than two SNPs that influence height. It is a polygenic trait. 180 markers for height were recognised in 2010. See http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00439-011-0969-x#page-1

07-09-2014, 01:46 PM
My father is TT, my wife is TT, but since my mother is GG, I'm GT.

My father is CC, my wife is CC, my mother is CG, and I'm CG.

Father 5'10" (177.8 cm)
Mother 5'5" (165 cm)
Me 5'11" (180 cm)
Brother 6'2" (187 cm)
Wife 5'7" (170 cm)

I reached my height when I was 13 years old.
I'm considered average height on my father's side of the family. My grandfather was a bit taller than me.
My wife's father was much taller than me, and her brother, paternal uncles and cousins also taller than me.

My wife grew up in Aleppo, Syria, where she was considered "tall." After coming to the USA she says she feels quite "average," and she is relieved to buy clothes and shoes in American stores, because of more size availability. People of Aleppo and Damascus, in general, have small stature and frames, so she and her relatives have difficulty finding clothes that fit--most of their clothes were tailor-made. Trying on a local brand resulted in pant hems dangling high above the ankle, shirt cuffs a few inches short of the wrist, and shoulders scrunched up high because of no room. I personally can't even get my big head through most Syrian-made collarless shirts without causing damage to a seam, and even then it constricts around the neck (Even American baseball caps are too tight for me, and they look small too.).

When my father-in-law was alive I recall seeing Russian labels on his coat and shirts, because local brands wouldn't fit. My father and I fruitlessly explored the Damascus shoe market (before the current crisis) for a couple hours because our "American" shoe sizes were simply not available.

07-09-2014, 03:15 PM
TT @ rs1042725 ("Subjects averaged 0.4 cm (0.16 in) shorter than typical.").

I am 5'11" whereas my younger brother is 6'2.5"; the two of us are/were slow growers; never had spurts, but kept going until 21. The only male cousin on my father's side is 6'4" and none of my male maternal cousins have reached adulthood. That currently makes me the "short one" in my extended family's current generation.

07-09-2014, 05:33 PM
I am 5'11" whereas my younger brother is 6'2.5"; the two of us are/were slow growers; never had spurts, but kept going until 21.

Not me. I was 5'10" at 14. I was certain I was going to be at least 6'. :\

07-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Not me. I was 5'10" at 14. I was certain I was going to be at least 6'. :\

6' was my presumed target as well, given both my father and paternal grandfather are/were 6'. I was just shy of that (5'11.5") two years ago, until a road traffic accident that, in the long term, has resulted in some posture issues. I normally hover around 5'10.5"-5'11" now as a result. Been working on correcting those recently.

From experience, it seems people fit into one of the following growth patterns during adolescence:
1) Early dramatic growth spurt that tails off within a few years, usually capping off around 14-16
2) Slow initial growth, then a gradual spurt around 14-18, followed by another slow growth period for another few years
3) No spurt, just continuous growth throughout adolescence and possibly into early adulthood

Most people seem to fit in the first two categories.

07-10-2014, 05:58 PM
I think diet plays an important factor in a person's growth and height. My brothers in law are both 5'10, but their dad is 6'2 and he's the shortest in his family where the average height of his other 4 brothers is 6'5. Their mother is 5'9, so she's pretty tall and her brothers are all 6'0 average, so we wondered why my brothers in law aren't tall. We found out that they wrestled a lot and they had really strict diets from 13 - 18 years and they never ate properly. We figured that they probably stunted their growth with their vigorous wrestling diet practices, which was very unhealthy.

07-11-2014, 10:56 PM
I'm 5'11 or 180cm, tallest in my family. My dad was around 5'9 in the same age, but he smoked during puberty and that's confirmed to lower height. He's gotten shorter as he went into middle-age. My uncles I'd guess were also 5'9-5'10 at the same age. My mother was 165-166 cm at my age aswell, but now she is more like 161cm or 5'3.5". My sisters are also also slightly below average height. One is 5'3.5" and another is 5'4.8". My maternal uncles are all abnormally huge aswell, 6'2-6'4, which is typical for men from my tribe. I'm the shortest guy from my tribe actually.

07-11-2014, 10:58 PM
I'm the shortest guy from my tribe actually.

What is your tribe?

07-11-2014, 11:01 PM
What is your tribe?

We're Iranian kurds from the Ilam belt.


We're cherag wani: