D., author of “Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications.” The gene gives people either a “long” or “short” component of their serotonin transporter, which recycles serotonin, a neurotransmitter chemical.
Variants of the serotonin transporter gene have been linked to issues such as alcoholism, hypertension, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Read More: Dating by Diet » Two companies, Singld Out and Instant Chemistry, are working together to match users based on the results of both a personality test (evaluating “diet habits of a mate, how often they exercise, and so on,” according to a company press release) and a genetic test.
“Through intensive research, scientists have found that long-term relationship satisfaction stems from two constants — your DNA and core personality — and how those match up with your partner's,” said Sara Seabrooke, a geneticist and chief science officer of Instant Chemistry, in a press statement.
To heterosexual women, certain personality traits can be even more meaningful than a man's physical attractiveness.
“Theoretically, selection of the serotonin transporter gene does make a little sense,” said geneticist Ricki Lewis, Ph.
If that's because those women are afraid of coming off too strong, here's a wake-up call: Another Match survey found that 90% of American men (not just Match users) say they'd be comfortable with a woman asking them out.
A tear-stained notebook page isn't necessarily the solution to getting over your ex.
It's commonly found in multivitamins, but the new research could raise questions about whether people with acne should take vitamin B12 supplements.
"I think there's a link" between vitamin B12 and acne, said Huiying Li, a co-author of the new study and an assistant professor of pharmacology at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine.