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# Question about genetics: A couple has come to you for counseling. They are expecting their first...

A couple has come to you for counseling. They are expecting their first child and are concerned about the child’s possible weight. The man is 275lbs and the woman is 205lbs. The average weight of their ethnic group is 170lbs. For this ethnic group weight has a narrow sense heritability of .8.

a. What would you predict would be the weight of their child?

b. Explain to the couple how you arrived at this prediction.

* I don't know if there's an equation to solve this problem.

The ideal body weight for human being is 136 pounds. It varies according to each country. The average weight of south american somewhere falls between 170 pounds.

The normal weight of a newborn can be between 5to 8 pounds.

a)The newborn can be overweight because a new research predicts if father is obese the newborn can be more than the normal weight by 0.13 pounds. The baby's expected weight can be roughly 8.13 Ibs to 10.13Ibs

b)The weight of the baby actually depends on the genes of parents genes.It also depends on the nutrition and other factors during pregnancy,hereditary.The weight may also vary depending on the sexof baby male babies are heavier than female baby.