What have you inherited from your mom? Her eye color or face shape? And what do you have from your father? The people depicted in this article either possess the brightest features or they’re practically carbon copies of their parents. Well, it’s not necessarily surprising that we look like our relatives, but it’s still amazing how our genes work.

A mom and her daughters

“My family has 3 generations of twins.”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“My friends’ newborn baby was born with the same birthmark in her hair as her mother.”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“My daughter and me, 1970 vs 2016”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“Here are my sons. Same mother, same father…Irish dad, Italian mom…”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

Mother and daughter

“My wife and our son”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“My dad at 26 and me at 36”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“2 twin brothers married twin sisters and gave birth to twins.”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

A mother’s eyes

“My sister and I are 18 months apart, but we’ve convinced people we are twins.”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“My mother and I have the same gestures.”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“The genes seem to run strong in my fiancé’s family.”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“I grew myself a mini-me.”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“I’ve never realized how strong my mom’s genes were until I found this old pic of her!”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

A father and son switched places for Halloween. Can you see any difference?

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“30 years and a generation apart — my dad with my older brother, and my brother and his firstborn.”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

Bonus: We inherit more than an appearance…

This flight was piloted by a mother and her daughter.

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

Grandfather, father, and son

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

“My father was in law enforcement for more than 40 years. My sister just graduated from the academy!”

17 Photos That Prove Genes Are a Really Powerful Thing

Do you have family photos that can replace a DNA test? Leave them down below!

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