In an article from The International Journal of Science, Nature, suggests that ones gene for height has long been hidden until now. The gene for height has long since plagued geneticists causing them to question everything we know about genetics because theories were not linking to discovery at all. In order to find the gene scientists turned to Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) in order to scour a larger variety of SNPs. A team led by Peter Visscher performed a complete readout of 6 million bases out of 21,620 people and were able to find genetic differences in 1 out of 500 people determining that height is 79% hereditary.
I think this article is very interesting being that we are still uncertain the full extent of genetics based height. I am interested to see as the studies continue if we can find an isolated gene that will be able to determine height. Height is a bit of an interesting study in my family being that none of us are relatively similar heights.