Should We Break Up? (DNA COMPATIBILITY TEST) | Summary and Q&A

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Should We Break Up? (DNA COMPATIBILITY TEST)

TL;DR

Researchers are using biology, neurology, and genetics to assess compatibility between couples. A scientific test reveals surprising results for a gay couple's compatibility.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the role of oxytocin in relationships?

Oxytocin is known as the "love hormone" and is related to bonding, affection, and empathy. Differences in oxytocin receptor genes can affect how individuals respond to oxytocin, potentially influencing their level of empathy.

Q: How do serotonin transporter genes impact emotional responses?

Serotonin transporter genes play a role in the reuptake of serotonin, a neurotransmitter linked to feelings of happiness and well-being. Variations in these genes can make individuals more emotionally sensitive or even-tempered.

Q: What are HLA genes and why are they important?

HLA genes control the bacteria makeup on the skin and influence odor. Diverse bacteria and genes in partners increase the likelihood of attraction and contribute to a more diverse immune system in offspring.

Q: How does the dopamine receptor 4 gene affect risk-taking behavior?

The dopamine receptor 4 gene has two common variants, seven are and four are. The seven are variant is associated with risk-taking behavior, while the four are variant manifests as less impulsive and risky.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Researchers are analyzing couples' biology, neurology, and genetics to determine their compatibility.

  • The Instinct Chemistry test examines oxytocin levels, serotonin receptors, HLA genes, and dr4 genes.

  • The couple discovers differences in their oxytocin receptors, serotonin transporter genes, HLA genes, and dopamine receptor 4 genes.

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