From the Blogosphere: Nature versus Nurture

Patrick Clarkin on developmental plasticity, i.e., the potential to derive many different phenotypes (characteristics) from the same genotype. Includes at least one quote worthy of continuous requiting: “What is inherited is DNA. Everything else is developed.” – James Tanner, “Foetus Into Man” (1990 :119). Human height is a prototypical trait regulated by non-genetic factors- either real, […]