Are We Genetically More Like Our Fathers?

C0139971 SPL reduced(Telegraph) Why you really do get that from your father

By Agency 1:10AM GMT 04 Mar 2015

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds

It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.

A study has found that although we might look like our mothers, our genes have more in common with the paternal line.

The finding has important implications for studying the development of diseases, and finding treatments.

Genetic mutations in mammalian inheritance show up in many common but complex diseases, such as type-2 diabetes, heart disease, schizophrenia, obesity, and cancers.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine discovered that although we inherit equal amounts of genetic mutation from our parents – variants that make us who we are as individuals – we actually “use” more of the DNA that we inherit from our father.

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