• News Feeds
Page last updated at 07:30 GMT, Monday, 13 June 2011 08:30 UK

Parents 'pass on fewer mutations'

More is being discovered about the mutations we receive from our parents. Our science correspondent Tom Feilden looks at the latest findings, and Dr Matt Hurles, human geneticist at the Wellcome Trust's Sanger Institute, examines the differences between mothers' and fathers' genes.

Get in touch with Today via email , Twitter or Facebook or text us on 84844.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific