Rare Syndrome Makes Girls Get Genes From One Parent

An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome, and the Czech girl appears to be the first to have inherited it without developing cancer.

“Ten to fifteen years ago, we didn't think this condition was compatible for life,” clinical geneticist Jennifer Kalish of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, who was not involved in the new case, told BuzzFeed News.

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