Are you aware of just how many genetic traits you inherit? You were born with some of your traits such as eye and hair color. They come from genes that carry information passed down from your parents. Genes are commonly referred to as DNA and a small percentage of your DNA makes you unique. Read more about amazing genetic traits you inherit you may not have realized.
1. Roots of Grey Hair
Maybe you have wondered when your hair will turn grey. Well, scientists have found a gene called IRF4 that helps determine if and/or when your hair will go grey.
2. Sexual Orientation
Some genes may determine sexual orientation. According to a study published in Scientific Reports in 2017, regions on two chromosomes seemed to be the most different between people who identified as gay and those who identified as straight.
Did you know when identical twins procreate with another set of identical twins their offspring are both genetic siblings and social cousins?
4. Musical Talent
If you are musically gifted, you can thank your biological parents. Several different genetic traits can affect your ability to play an instrument or sing.
5. Political Stance
Yes, when it comes to Republicans and Democrats, the two groups are actually wired differently. Studies suggest Republicans respond to threats differently to Democrats and Democrats are more often genetically predisposed to manage uncertainty better than Republicans.
Your IQ is most likely dependent on the genes you inherited from your parents. This is why some people with very little formal schooling can turn out to be high achievers like Shakespeare and da Vinci.