article it discusses how studies have now shown that a roommate's genes can influence and individuals health. Researchers have found that the genetics of a mouse cage mate can in fact affect its health in a number of ways. It has already been known and studied that social interaction like peer pressure contribute to health and disease. However, what researchers now are finding that ones genetic makeup can impact the traits of another. This concept has been identified as social or indirect genetic effects, but is still poorly understood. An example that the article made was a individual who is a morning person in comparison to their partner who is a night owl. The morning person could find themselves staying up later with their partner therefore inclining the morning person to stay up later resulting from an illness of lack of sleep.
I find this article interesting because I can see how interactions with others can influence behaviors which in turn can influence genes. When reading this article I thought of partners when together can influence weight gain. Myself personally have experienced and can see how this would influence my genetic make up.