If you have ever heard someone say something like “You are a copy of your mother”, you should know that it is a false statement. In fact, we (especially women) look more like our fathers than our mothers.
This article will talk about the characteristics that are inherited from the father and that are from the mother.
We want you to remember that even if you have good genes, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Because, in the end, your lifestyle is the key factor in how you look and feel.
Most of the time, children inherit the shape of the tip of the nose, the area around the lips, the size of the cheekbones, the corners of the eyes, and the shape of the chin.
These are the main areas highlighted during facial recognition, and people whose similar areas we mentioned above will look almost identical to us.
And the area between the eyebrows is usually very different.
Reese Witherspoon’s daughter inherited her mother’s blue eyes, the shape of her cheekbones, chin, and the tip of her nose.
The mother’s genes are generally 50% of a child’s DNA and the father’s genes are the other 50%. However, male genes are much more aggressive than female genes, so they are generally more prominent. Therefore, there are usually 40% active female genes and 60% active male genes.
Also, the body of a pregnant woman identifies the fetus as a partially alien body. In order to save the baby, it has to find peace with the aggressive father’s genes (sometimes at the expense of his own genes).
However, it is still possible to find out which characteristics a child can inherit from the father and which ones to inherit from the mother.
The sex of the future baby depends on the father. From its mother, a baby always receives the X chromosome, and from the father an X chromosome (which means it will be a girl) or a Y chromosome (which means it will be a boy).
If a man has many brothers in the family, he will have more sons, and if he has many sisters, he will have more daughters. Only a few men have a relatively equal number of X and Y chromosomes in their sperm and are equally likely to have boys or girls.
Y chromosomes have fewer genes than X chromosomes and some of them are responsible for the development of male genitalia.
That is why a child is more likely to resemble its mother. When it comes to girls, both parents give them X chromosomes, so their appearance is impossible to predict.
Condition Of Their Teeth
If a parent visits the dentist frequently, it is very likely that their children have dental problems. Although the shape and size of teeth can be inherited from either parent, the father’s genes remain dominant.
Therefore, if the father has bad teeth, the child is likely to have the same problems as well.
The genes responsible for intelligence are contained in the X chromosome. That is why children inherit intelligence from their mothers. Daughters receive their intelligence from both parents.
However, only up to 40% of the mother’s intelligence is inherited, the rest is received throughout her life. So, nothing can replace hard work.
On average, children’s IQs are about 15 points different from their mothers.
Inclination For Mental Illness
With age, the quality of sperm decreases. That is why the elderly can pass mutant genes on to their children. This increases the risk of developing mental illness, autism, hyperactivity, or bipolar disorder.
Also, children born to parents aged 45 and over are more likely to commit suicide and have learning difficulties.
At any age, men with coronary heart disease tend to pass it on to their children. And infertile and artificially conceived men often have children with the same problem.
Inclination To Hemophilia And Autism
One of the most famous people who had hemophilia was Tsarevich Alexei. On the left, you can see her great-grandmother, English Queen Victoria, who had the hemophilia gene and passed it on to some of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
There are diseases that can only be inherited from mothers, but that develop only in boys (girls are very unlikely to contract these diseases). It occurs when a woman has the X chromosome with this gene and passes that gene on to her son.
Unlike his mother, the boy only has one X chromosome and has nothing to make up for the mutated gene.
Hemophilia, which affects the body’s ability to form blood clots, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, are among the diseases that can be transmitted in this way. Autism is the most important disease inherited from a mother by a child.
How To Predict What Your Baby Will Look Like
See family photos of both parents. Pay attention to the characteristics found in most relatives (crooked nose, curly hair, dark eyes). These characteristics are dominant and it is very likely that your future baby will also have them.
Which of your parents do you take with you later? Maybe your kid surprised you with unusual eye color or curly hair? Let us know in the comment section below.