Genetics fact: Earwax type is an inherited trait

Doctor examining patient's ear with an otoscope

You and your parents likely share the same wet or dry types of earwax because you both share the same ABCC11 gene sequence through heredity.

Genes are parts of our DNA that have the instructions for a particular feature or trait. Your features are the way your genes display your uniqueness out in the open.

Children who inherit genes from their parents will also share the same traits — earwax and all!

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