Ma's gene does different things to pa's copy

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By Jessica Hamzelou FOR the first time, an imprinted gene has been shown to have different functions depending on whether it is inherited from the mother or father. “This is first gene to have completely different functions depending on which parent it came from” Most of our genes are expressed in pairs – one copy inherited from each parent. But pairs of so-called imprinted genes have just one copy “switched on”. However,