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Genetics Made Very, Very Simple

If somebody says, "I'll give you 10 seconds to tell me about DNA," don't trust blogger "bennybb."

Maths in Deauville, Normandy (Rene Maltete) hide caption

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Maths in Deauville, Normandy (Rene Maltete)

I love this photo. But bennybb is wrong.

Yes daddies are different from mommies, that's true. But we babies, instead of being a blend of the two, we're going to go one way or another. After all, if mommies and daddies really blended, we babies would all be hermaphrodites.

So good try, bennybb. But back to biology class you go.

If you would like a big whopping genetics lessons, check out this guide on Nature.com.

(Thanks to blogger Jason Kottke, who — I don't know this for sure, but I am going to guess — got a B- in biology from Mrs. Kropotkin.)

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