Friday, August 1, 2014

Top 10 Amazing Ways How Our Genes Can Change Our Lives

Top 10 Amazing Ways How Our Genes Can Change Our LivesDid you know what type of gene do you have? Is it the gene of a fighter? or the gene of a drunker or gambler? Maybe, you have the gene of selfishness or addiction?

For this top ten article, we are showcasing some of the most influential genes each and everyone of us may have. Have some time to read and check out the 10 listed classes or types of genes below. Here are your top 10 amazing ways how our genes can change our lives.

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TOP : 10
Gene : The Fighting Gene
About : Shorter copies of the MAOA (Monoamine oxidase A) gene result in higher levels of aggression. The gene is linked to serious offenses like arson and murder.

The fighting gene
The fighting gene

TOP : 9
Gene : The Left-Handed Gene
About : Those carrying the LRRTM1 (Leucine-rich repeat transmembrane neuronal protein 1) gene are more likely to become left-handed - a trait linked with high achievers.

Left-handed gene
Left-handed gene

TOP : 8
Gene : The Drunk Gene
About : The CYP2E1 (Cytochrome P450 2E1) gene appears to dictate how fast someone gets drunk. Up to 20% of people could have a version of the gene that gets them drunk quicker.

The drunk gene
The drunk gene

TOP : 7
Gene : The Mental Illness Gene
About : The PDE4B (phosphodiesterase 4B) gene is involved in brain development and memory. Damage to PDE4B increases the risk of suffering from manic depression or schizophrenia.

The Mental Illness Gene
The Mental Illness Gene

TOP : 6
Gene : The Old Age Gene
About : People who have a certain variant of the CETP (Cholesterylester transfer protein) gene are twice as likely to live to 100 years of age.

The Old Age Gene
The Old Age Gene

TOP : 5
Gene : The Mean Gene
About : A short version of the AVPR1A (Arginine vasopressin receptor 1A) gene affects vasopressin receptors in the brain. The can make people more selfish.

The Mean Gene
The Mean Gene

TOP : 4
Gene : The Addiction Gene
About : The A1 allele of the gene DRD2 (Dopamine receptor D2) linked to addiction. People suffering from alcoholism or gambling addiction are more likely to possess it.

The Addiction Gene
The Addiction Gene

TOP : 3
Gene : The Social Gene
About : The oxytocin receptor gene is linked to social behavior. Those with the "GG" (Gene-Gene) variant are more friendly and are viewed as more caring by others.

The Social Gene
The Social Gene

TOP : 2
Gene : The Infidelity Gene
About : Versions of the AVPR1A (Arginine vasopressin receptor 1A) gene can increase the chances of some men cheating on their partners. Carriers are twice as likely to suffer relationship issues.

The Infidelity Gene
The Infidelity Gene

TOP : 1
Gene : The Fat Gene
About : People with two copies of the FTO (fat mass and obesity associated) gene tend to weigh more. They are 70% more likely to become obese than those with no copies.

The Fat Gene
The Fat Gene

Data Sources :
  • Science Focus Magazine
  • BBC
  • Science Daily
  • US National Library of Medicine
  • Oxford Journals
  • International Weekly Journal of Science
  • CBS
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Please be noted that the top 10 that we are including here in our blog are all unofficial rankings unless otherwise noted. Most of the top ten lists are based on Google search results and collected mainly from different blogs and websites around the internet world.

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