Genetics

Who's your daddy? Don't ask a DNA test

"Man Ordered to Pay $65K in Child Support for Kid Who Isn't His." "Father Hopes to Change State Paternity Law" after losing custody of his biological daughter to another man. The headlines are lurid and seemingly nonsensical. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anthropologist explores 'the science of dads'

Want to do something special for a father on June 16? Try asking him what he finds most rewarding—and most challenging—about being a dad.

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Father

A father is defined as a male parent of any type of offspring. The adjective "paternal" refers to father, parallel to "maternal" for mother. The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the gerund "fathering".

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