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Child’s Allergy Risk Higher If Parent Of Same Sex Has It

Researchers have discovered an interesting fact about the genetic basis of childhood allergic diseases: a child is more likely to have a particular allergy if his or her same-sex parent has it. So for example, a girl's chance of having asthma is higher if her mother has it, and a boy's is higher if his father has it. And the same appears to be true of eczema and other childhood allergies...

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