Genetically identical cells can have many variable properties. A study of correlations between cells in a lineage explains paradoxical inheritance laws, in which mother and daughter cells seem less similar than cousins. See Letter p.468
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Hilfinger, A., Paulsson, J. Defiant daughters and coordinated cousins. Nature 519, 422–423 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14210