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Are your friends genetically close to you ?


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:18 PM

New research suggests that we have a tendancy to befriend people who have similar DNA to our own.

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The study, which involved comparing the DNA of unrelated friends, found that the people we tend to choose as friends can often turn out to be as genetically similar to ourselves as two people who happen to share great-great-great grandparents.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:35 PM

Humans prefer to be with people that are similar to themselves?

SHOCKING!

What is actually surprising is that we select via stench.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:37 PM

Nope, i have no friends and i like it that way.. :D

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:41 PM

View PostDefenceMinisterMishkin, on 15 July 2014 - 04:37 PM, said:

Nope, i have no friends and i like it that way.. :D

I'd be your friend, but, I don't know what you smell like.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:49 PM

So has deodorant messed up the natural order of things?


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

This could explain why some people you hit it off easy with from the stat.

I wonder if the similar genes thing also applies to romantic relationships?

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

So, if you can't stand your relatives, does this mean their DNA isn't similar enough?


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

My surrogate family and best friend are Arabs and I'm about as Irish as you can get. They always say I was an Arab in a former life. :P


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:48 PM

I also have no friends, and I believe it is because they remind me of my family.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:53 PM

Really? Interesting, bc my imaginary friends even hate me.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:03 PM

lol, this is very interesting.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:38 PM

View Postspartan max2, on 15 July 2014 - 06:06 PM, said:

This could explain why some people you hit it off easy with from the stat.

I wonder if the similar genes thing also applies to romantic relationships?

If the woman is on the pill she picks partners with a similar immune system and if she isn't then men with different immune systems. The ones on the pill, unknown to them, are picking poor partners because of the hormones altering who they find attractive.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:15 AM

As people immigrate to countries they generally tend to settle in areas where there are others of the same heritage so naturally their chances of having friends with the same dna isn't unusual.Where I grew up,every town was a different nationality,and as their populations grew their was more mixing with people from other towns nearby.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:13 PM

this explains a lot..


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 02:47 PM

I sure hope they are!.. .You never know when you'll need "spare parts"...





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