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Study Finds Father's Genes Are More Dominant

BOSTON (CBS) - Mothers always seem to take the blame for how their children turn out, but at least in one very important area, your father is to blame.

Most people feel as though they look more like their biological mom or biological dad. They may even think they act more like one than the other. And while it is true that you get half of your genes from each parent, the genes from your father are more dominant, especially when it comes to your health.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine discovered this pattern in mice, and it could have huge implications for how diseases are inherited. So, for example, if you inherit a bad mutation, it may have more of an impact on your health it comes from your father than if it came from your mother.

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