September 2017

Majority of Mutations Inherited by Children Come from the Paternal Side

Majority of mutations inherited by children come from the father

A recent study that examined the entire genomes of 14,000 Iceleandic people has found that fathers pass on 4 times as many genetic mutations to their children than mothers do, meaning the majority of new mutations that children inherit come from the paternal side, rather than the maternal IFLScience.com reported. 



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