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A boy or girl? It's in the father's genes

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"A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.

"The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their parents. This means that a man with many brothers is more likely to have sons, while a man with many sisters is more likely to have daughters.

"The research involved a study of 927 family trees containing information on 556,387 people from North America and Europe going back to 1600."

Full monty at Science Daily: Link

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