In news of the weird, it appears that there is a development among some people to test DNA to determine if they are a match for romantic love. Currently there is no science or proof that DNA has anything to do with love and romance, but according to Professor Michael Gillings, a biologist from Macquarie University in Australia, DNA testing for romantic compatibility is, “… inevitable, because it’s going to be really easy to do. It’s quick, cheap… and you’ll be able to buy it off the shelf and just do it.”
Currently, DNA testing might be able to reveal the likelihood of whether or not someone is predisposed to cheat or to make long-term commitments. This is possible by profiling genes that control neurotransmitters such as oxytocin and vasopressin. Oxytocin is a hormone believed to a key to a person’s ability to commit, while vasopressin is a hormone that helps regulate fidelity.
Dr. Gillings further said, “When you are going out with a new guy, you could get a sample of his DNA, sequence it and say, ‘I’m not going out with him, he’s got a tiny part of his gene that would be a good prediction he is going to be promiscuous.”
Currently DNA Services of America does not perform the test necessary to identify oxytocin and vasopressin. However, DNA Services of America is cautious of the ethical situation that arises in taking specimens from unwitting and unknowing partners to genetically test them.
DNA Services of America wants to remind everyone that currently this is still a theory of Dr. Gillings and has not been proven to be true or even significant in laboratory settings. Test is ongoing as to whether or not Dr. Gillings is accurate about the hormone and how it can affect people.
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