Genetics

Stepping up the hunt for genetic diseases

When a child is conceived, he or she receives DNA from both parents. The child's own genome thus consists of a maternal and a paternal genome. However, some genes—about 100 out of the 20,000 encoded genes— are exclusively ...

Overweight & Obesity

Paternal obesity impacts child's chances of cancer

A father's obesity is one factor that may influence his children's health and potentially raise their risk for diseases like cancer, according to new research from Duke Medicine.

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