This time I’m going to write about a terrifying gene sequence, which can be passed down from generation to generation.
Even though it sounds a little creepy, my article is quite exciting. If you’re still curious, keep reading to my article until it’s finished.
Every human being will inherit all genes from their parents. Both in the form of disease and basic characteristics that exist in every human being.
Talking about a trait that is inherited, unfortunately not all of these genes have good traits.
There are some people who are less fortunate, so they have to inherit this bad character from birth like it or not.
But unfortunately, due to this gene error, sometimes it can affect a person’s life.
Ironically again, this evil gene can not only be passed from parents to children, but even between generations.
- It’s possible to be exposed to one of the scary genes in a talkative person
A study states that the nature of a person who talks a lot can be inherited genetically.
The inherited scary gene is Foxp2, which can release a type of protein in the brain.
This protein gives the body instructions to speak.
Research has also proven that these genes can also affect a person’s motor and cognitive abilities when speaking.
Uniquely, the results of this study also claim that in general women talk more than men.
Women can say about twenty thousand words per day, while men say only seven thousand words per day on average.
Women also have the ability to learn language faster than men.
- About the theory that men have a shorter lifespan than women
A series of studies conducted on humans and animals have shown that women live longer than men.
The difference can be up to five to six years, with women having a longer lifespan.
This is caused by a gene known as the Mother’s Curse. This scary gene has a strange name in mitochondrial DNA, which is passed from mother to child.
Both sexes will actually inherit the gene. It’s just that it’s been genetically determined that men age faster and die earlier than women.
- Genes that affect dopamine
The Drd4 gene is a gene that is responsible for regulating dopamine levels in a person’s body.
Dopamine is a chemical released in the brain, and is linked to sexual motivation and satisfaction. Strangely, our bodies will see it as a gift.
This is what causes this scary gene to be released when someone likes to gamble, drink excessive alcohol, and have excessive sex.
A study reveals that this gene variant can even make someone more prone to make affair.
However, the researchers also emphasized that unfaithful couples should not use the results of this study as an excuse for affair. In this case, affair is the personal choice of these people.
- Genes can make people pessimistic
A study found that being a pessimistic or negative person can actually be genetic.
The gene responsible for this behavior is Adra2b, which is one of many genes associated with human emotions.
The results showed that people who do not have Adra2b in their bodies will be more positive in seeing the world than those who have it.
This can happen, because these genes cause the loss of amino acids, which are substances that can affect emotions.
- About Trauma that can be passed on from generation to generation
Researchers say that parents can inherit the effects of their traumatic experiences, genetically, on their offspring.
This research was obtained after observing the behavior of the descendants of Holocaust victims and Vietnam War veterans who experienced post-traumatic stress disorder.
Two traumatic experiences that were experienced were passed down directly to the children.
The study says that when someone experiences something traumatic, their fear gene changes automatically.
In addition, trauma will also trigger the amygdala, which is a condition that makes the part of the brain that processes emotions more active.
- Causes of depression and suicide
The researchers say that there is a very close relationship between depression and suicide, with the Rgs2 gene.
Just one variant of the scary gene can cause depression. Meanwhile, other variants make a person very vulnerable to suicide.
Research also shows that forty-three percent of one hundred and fifty-four major depression patients who have this gene variant, decide to end their life.
There is a belief that the existence of this suicide gene can be inherited, after researchers studied a case study of the phenomenon of suicide in a family in 1961.
In that year a person named Ernest Hemingway ended his life by committing suicide. But before that, his father died in the same way in 1928.
After Ernest’s death, it was followed by two siblings, and a granddaughter who also had a terrible suicide.
- Genes of violence
Variants of Gen Maoa and Gen Cdh13, also known as warrior genes. The name was given, because of its association with violent behavior that a person has.
A study also states that someone who has the gene is thirteen times as likely to be a violent perpetrator.
But what needs to be underlined is, if someone has this scary gene, it doesn’t mean that he will automatically become a cruel person.
In fact, the researchers noted that the vast majority of people born with both genes never even committed a crime.
They also add that the frightening effects of this gene can be avoided by teaching kindness to children from an early age.
- The insomnia gene
A study shows that there are seven genes that can cause insomnia in humans.
Some of these genes have even been identified as causes that can trigger depression, anxiety disorders, and Restless Legs Syndrome.
Uniquely, all these disorders can cause a person to suffer from insomnia. No wonder people with insomnia also experience these complaints.
One of these genes is Meis1, which is also linked to Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Sleep Movement.
Patients with Restless Legs Syndrome also experience psychological disorders that always want to shake their legs, even before bed. In the end, they will tire quickly, due to lack of sleep.
The difference is, people who experience this disorder will always move their legs while sleeping, but without waking up. So no wonder, if this makes them tired the next day, when they wake up from sleep.
- Genes that cause back pain
Who would have thought that in this world there were genes that could cause back pain?
Every year there are at least about 15 million people who go to a doctor because of complaints of pain in the back.
Apart from genetic factors, back pain can also be caused by a combination of factors such as age, occupation, posture, and environmental factors such as stress, smoking and wrong diet.
Although there is a theory that there is no such thing as an Impulsive Gene, scientists still believe that this personality trait can be inherited.
Children of impulsive parents are more likely to behave in the same way as their parents. In many cases, a child will see the behavior of his parents, and tend to do the same.
However, this theory could change, when two scientists from the United States named Laura and David succeeded in conducting research.
In the study, several genes were found that can cause a person to become impulsive. However, to be able to find these types of genes, they need further research.
- Genes to the Heart
One of the main problems faced by people living in highland areas is the very low atmospheric pressure.
This is quite dangerous, because it can cause the body to lack oxygen.
If someone who lives in the lowlands then wants to move to the highlands, the risk that he will face is an increase in the number of red blood cells in his body. This occurs due to a lack of oxygen intake.
Excess red blood cells will make the blood thick. Gradually, this condition can lead to heart disease.
Most people who live in mountainous areas are able to cope with the lack of oxygen, without worrying about complications that will affect their cardiovascular system.
This adaptation to height has been acquired genetically since they were born.
- Photic Genes
Eighteen to thirty-five percent of the world’s population, can continue to sneeze when they see bright lights.
This seemingly strange condition is known in medical terms as the Photic Sneeze Reflex.
People who have this condition, can sneeze at least two or three times after a bright light comes in contact with the retina of the eye. This condition is genetic, and can run in one family.
If both parents have this condition, the child will likely inherit it. This condition is not dangerous, it’s just that it can distract someone who is driving a vehicle.
Especially at night, when you have to run into a vehicle coming from the opposite direction.
In order to avoid unwanted situations such as accidents, sufferers of Photic Sneeze Reflex should have their condition checked by a doctor, in order to get treatment that can relieve symptoms.
Scientists are still doing a lot of research, to be able to know for sure, how many genes can be passed on from generation to generation.
Although, the positives and negatives of a behavioral condition or disease in humans, some of which are largely determined by other determinants.
Examples such as environmental factors and human health itself.