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Girl got mostly a double set of her dad’s genes, is almost his twin

From Dan Vergano at Buzzfeed: When she was 9 years old, a genetic test revealed that she had two identical copies of a rare gene. At first, the scientists thought it was extremely bad luck, inheriting the same super-rare gene twice, once from each parent. But as it turned out, the rare gene was, “surprisingly, not in her mother,” wrote the scientific team, led by Irena Borgulová of the Centre for Medical Genetics and Reproductive Medicine Gennet in Prague. Which meant she had inherited two copies of her father’s gene. Subsequent testing showed that it wasn’t just that one gene — she had doubled up on her father’s genes in almost all of her chromosomes in most of her cells. Read More ›