This is fascinating stuff. I had long been pondering about the possibility that paternally and maternally inherited chromosomes and genes might work differently. This is now confirmed (at least in mice, but there is no reason that it shouldn't also be the case in humans).
New Scientist : Ma's gene does different things to pa's copy
This experiment is basically saying that imprinted genes regulating brain functions are inherited from one's father. It's important to understand, though, that not all genes are imprinted, otherwise one's intelligence would be exclusively inherited from one's father, which is obviously nonsense. Nevertheless, it could mean that paternal genes play a slightly more important role in the inheritance of intelligence, which may explain why intelligence is a more attractive and sought-after quality for men than for women. If other bodily functions depend more on the mother, it would explain why a healthy-looking and beautiful body, skin and hair confer greater reproductive values for women.Originally Posted by New Scientist