每日英語跟讀 Ep.K205: About Babies - Boy or girl? It’s in the father’s genes
A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.
The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their parents. This means that a man with many brothers is more likely to have sons, while a man with many sisters is more likely to have daughters.
The research involved a study of 927 family trees containing information on 556,387 people from North America and Europe going back to 1600.
"The family tree study showed that whether you’re likely to have a boy or a girl is inherited. We now know that men are more likely to have sons if they have more brothers but are more likely to have daughters if they have more sisters. However, in women, you just can’t predict it," Mr Gellatly explains
Identical twin babies delivered by identical twin nurses 同卵雙胞胎護士接生同卵雙胞胎嬰兒
A pair of identical twin girls were welcomed into the world by identical twin nurses working in their delivery room in Athens, Georgia at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.
The twin nurses, Tori Howard and Tara Drinkard, in Athens, Georgia at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, helped deliver the babies, Addison and Emma Williams by chance.
The newborns’ father, Brannan Williams, said he was really nervous about going into the delivery room, but when he heard there would be twins assisting the birth, he felt a bit more relaxed.
Their mother Rebecca also works at the hospital, so he’s sure their family and the nurses will stay in touch.
雙胞胎寶寶們的母親蕾貝卡也任職於這家醫院，所以寶寶的父親確信，他們一家人與這對雙胞胎護士會保持聯繫。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1462977 ; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1466396