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Who’s your daddy (or mommy)? What’s the chance you inherited DNA from Caligula, Genghis Khan or Henry I?

Genealogy is the second most popular hobby in the United States ...
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7 things we get wrong about heredity

Many people have misconceptions about heredity—how we are connected to our ancestors and how our inheritance from them shapes us ...
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Fathers who exercise may also improve the genetics of their children, study suggests

A positive perception of regular exercise may be one of the more lasting gifts a parent can give their children. But there’s ...
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Mitochondrial DNA can be passed on from fathers, too

You probably learned two things about mitochondria in high school biology. First, they’re the powerhouses of the cell. Second, you ...
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Can you inherit a laugh? Book explores this and other genetics questions

Why are people today often taller than their ancestors? If you have blue eyes or red hair, does that mean your children will ...