The climate your ancestors came from shaped your nose

Knowing the details of genetic variance may help improve personalized medicine. 

 

Narrow vs. wide nostrils on display as Britain's Prince Charles performs a traditional Maori 'hongi', a greeting where two people press noses, with Lieutenant Donald Ripia, of the Royal New Zealand Navy. (Photo by William West/Getty Images)

I have a schnoz just below Cyrano scale. My friend calls it a Roman senator's beak, while my wife claims it's more like a ski slope. I usually interject something like lions have strong noses or that the Romans once controlled most of the known world, which is met with eye rolls or smirks. When people try to guess my ethnicity, they usually say either Jewish or Italian.

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