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From Martinsville, Indiana, USA:

I heard that it is more likely for a father to pass diabetes to his child than the mother. Is this true?


Yes, it is around 6%, not terribly likely even though the difference with the mother's risk is not so striking, 1-2% less for the mother. This seems to be due to some unknown DR3 gene that it is linked to chromosome X.


Original posting 15 May 1999
Posted to Genetics and Heredity


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