Monday, November 1, 2021
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder concluded that most people in their study of non-Hispanic white Americans were attracted to things they found in themselves, body type, age, race, income, and education to name a few. This isn’t a surprise to many of us as having a similar lifestyle in a relationship is usually ideal. They also found that after studying many genomes from an array of individuals in their study, those who had similarities in their genomic makeup were more likely to be attracted to each other. These researchers also begged the question of expanding the study to interracial couples and seeing if they could find genomic compatibility between couples from different backgrounds. This is an extremely interesting idea, similar to that of my previous post. If we can find certain genetic markers that are attracted to each other then scientists could potentially be creating “perfect matches.” Although I still think the idea of a perfect match is a little far-fetched for the time being. This type of matching could very well be something to look for in the year to come.