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Study Says Dad’s Genes More Dominant
5 years ago

Study Says Dad’s Genes More Dominant

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Allele-Specific Gene Expression

Sure, you get half of your genes from your mother and half from your father, but science may have just found that dad’s genetic goo is responsible for more than mom’s, at least in matters of health.

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine did the study on mice, and was the first study to indicate that suggest that mammals are more similar to their fathers than their mothers.

It’s called “allele-specific gene expression”, and it’s crazy wafers.

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Dads: Your Baby Might Look Like Your Spouse’s Ex
6 years ago

Dads: Your Baby Might Look Like Your Spouse’s Ex

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Fruit Fly Sex

If you found yourself playing “Baby Looks Like” bingo and had that one square you couldn’t stamp, it might be because you didn’t add “my spouse’s ex-boyfriend” to the card. Turns out that a recent study found that maybe – just maybe – your baby inherited some of their looks from an old notch on mom’s bedpost.

This study out of the University of New South Wales has it all: sperm, sex, doubt, fear, and past lovers. Oh, and fruit flies. And because of that, I guess, no technical link to human babies, but let’s not mire in the details here, people.

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Paternal Obesity ‘May Be’ Linked With Increase in Certain Children’s Cancers
7 years ago

Paternal Obesity ‘May Be’ Linked With Increase in Certain Children’s Cancers

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hypomethylation Lu Hao

Fat dudes looking to have kids might want to put down the KFC and pick up the kale. Or put down the tiramisu and get on a treadmill. Or something.

Recent research has found that there is a possible link between paternal obesity and a small panel of children’s cancers.

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Old Fathers Are More Likely To Pass Autism-Linked Genetic Mutations [STUDY]
8 years ago

Old Fathers Are More Likely To Pass Autism-Linked Genetic Mutations [STUDY]

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Hey guys, here’s a scientific kick to the nuts. Turns out our premium man seed loses octane over time and we now have a biological expiration date, sort of. Researchers at deCODE, the Icelandic global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, reported today that a father’s age, not a mother’s, at the time a child is conceived is the single largest contributor to the passing of new hereditary mutations to offspring.

To better understand the cause of new hereditary mutations, the deCODE team sequenced the genomes of 78 Icelandic families with offspring who had a diagnosis of autism or schizophrenia. The team also sequenced the genomes of an additional 1,859 Icelanders, providing a larger comparative population.

Iceland, huh.

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Male Biological Clock Set to 41
9 years ago

Male Biological Clock Set to 41

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Recently, we pointed you to a study that said that older fathers create a genetic situation that can create children with lower IQs. Now, more news for men considering …
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Science: Old Dads Make Dumb Kids
9 years ago

Science: Old Dads Make Dumb Kids

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Don’t shoot the messenger here – but Times of India reports that, as their article is titled, “Older dads father kids with lower IQ’s.” Sorry dudes.

Here’s the non-scientific …
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Connecticut Storefront for Paternity Tests Opens Tomorrow
9 years ago

Connecticut Storefront for Paternity Tests Opens Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, Connecticut men with any questions about whether they’ve fathered a child can walk into a clinic and have answers within 48 hours.

Joyce Winston’s DNA Genetics walk-in clinic …
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What a Dad Eats Effects his Daughter
10 years ago

What a Dad Eats Effects his Daughter

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I’ve sat and thought about how to spin this story about how a fathers’ eating can genetically effect his daughter’s weight and health. But there’s kind of no “funny” …
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