Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fathers Really Do Matter!

A few years ago when news broke of a mouse embryo created without a father many women, and a few men, joked that men were no longer necessary. Some may only have been half-joking.  Now we have learned that contrary to previous thinking, humans do not use equal amounts of DNA from each parent. We do indeed inherit the same amount from each parent but, according to a study at the University of North Carolina, we actually use more DNA from our fathers.
This imbalance resulted in offspring whose brain gene expression was significantly more like their father's.
In addition the article states that, "We now know that mammals express more genetic variance from the father." As evolution is driven by mutations, the human race's very existence is more due to men than women. 

Now of course, it would be ridiculous to use these facts to state that women are somehow less relevant or inferior than men. Just it would be ridiculous to state that men are less relevant or inferior to women. 

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