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Inherited Traits: Children who look just like their famous parents

According to genomal inheritance, a child inherits 50% of the chromosomes from each of both parents. All mitochondrial genes are inherited only from the mother, so the child gets close to half of the genes from the father and a little bit more than half of the genes from the mother. We can conclude that, up to a certain point, it is quite natural for children to resemble their parents and receive their inherited traits. Even in Hollywood....