Can genetics determine the success of one's marriage? While this is an interesting question, the studies have revealed compelling data supporting this claim. In an article published by USNews, "Could your DNA predict a happy marriage?", researchers examined the marriage of 71 couples and used surveys to monitor satisfaction, while also testing their DNA to find correlations.
Studies have focused on a variation in the gene CD38 called CC. This gene has been linked to gratitude and can be analyzed to explore possible variations that correlate to marriage satisfaction or levels of trust/forgiveness. At the end of the study, researchers found individuals with specific variations in the CD38 gene had reported increased satisfaction in their marriages. While this isn't the "end all be all" for determining success of marriages, this gene establishes the link between genes and human compatibility.
I guess we are going to start having our fiances' DNA tested before making any future plans together! lolReplyDelete
That is such an interesting correlation. I would have never thought that there would be a genetic compatibility measure for marital success. It surely makes me wonder if my fiancé and I have this CD38 gene variation or not. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I would never think to test DNA to find out if a marriage will be successful! Really interesting concept!ReplyDelete
What? That is crazy! I guess my future husband's DNA will be tested. Very interesting article!ReplyDelete
Totally agree with Yenise Del Toro might have to get my fiances' finances checked as well haha! This is something I NEVER heard of but let me say it is kind of interesting.I woulder if I have a variation in the CD38 gene. Do they have an at home kit? haha Theres a million dollar idea lets join together and work on it.ReplyDelete