Y Chromosome And Surname Study Challenges Infidelity ‘Myth’

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Dr King and Professor Jobling found that men with rare surnames

Our surnames and genetic information are often strongly connected, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust. The research, published this week in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, may help genealogists create more accurate family trees even when records are missing. It also suggests that the often quoted “one in ten” figure for children born through infidelity is unlikely to be true.

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