Traits We Inherit From Our Mothers Vs. Traits We Inherit From Our Fathers
We tend to blame many aspects of ourselves on genetics. On the other hand, we also praise certain things handed down to us by our parents. But have you ever wondered who to blame or thank for certain traits? It turns out that certain genetic traits are always handed down to us by our mothers, while other traits are always handed down to us by our fathers.
Well, for starters, if you’re a colorblind male, you can thank your mother. Although being a colorblind female is far more rare, you can blame both of your parents if you are, as you’d need to get the X chromosome from both of them. If you’re balding, you’ve got your mom to blame for it. However, it should be noted that age, stress, and diet are also big factors in balding.
Although you get half of your chromosomes from your mother and half from your father, a recent study showed that in many cases, children actually get 60% of their chromosomes from their father. This phenomenon is referred to as allelic imbalance. However, the majority of humans, both male and female, have brains that are more similar to those of their mothers. This is especially true in daughters, with depressive conditions being a main link. This suggests that mood disorders are passed from mothers to daughters.
If you have type 2 diabetes or Parkinson’s disease, these likely came from your mom. As science progresses, we are learning more and more about which traits we inherit from our mothers, and which traits we inherit from our fathers. Thanks to AsapScience for sharing this great information, and click on the video below to learn more!