I am the son and the heir of a shyness that is criminally vulgar, dearest Morrissey used to sing in a song some of us empathized with. Many of us actually, as the melody has seen the light of success ever since it was released. Times have gone and change has come, bringing the long awaited diversity that drags innovation from behind the ages.
Genetic diversity is a matter of interest for humankind, as we need to develop into better, stronger and highly adaptable human beings, to keep the pace with our fast moving times. The largest study conducted into the realm of genetic diversity highlighted that kids of parents who are distantly related tend to be taller and smarter than their fellows.
Scientists discovered that height and general level of intelligence are a couple of traits that increase as a result of mixing DNA between genetically diverse patterns, which regularly share fewer genes than those found in related individuals. This comes as no surprise, because diversity, namely mixing two different patterns and bring them together as a whole has brought innovation since the beginning of times. This is a basic law of chemistry if we come to think about it, and this study does nothing more but confirm that. Mix solid with liquid and you get fluid, for instance. This is the way you take an evolutionary leap of faith. Innovation.
It seems the farther related our parents are, the higher the chances for us to be taller than average and the better we can score on cognitive tests. Also, the levels of educational attainment resulted to be surprisingly upscale.
The study was based on the genetic analysis of no less than 350.000 people worldwide, living both in urban or remote rural areas. It actually represents the result of an analysis of more than 100 separate studies carried around the globe.
Scientists analyzed the genetic diversity of genome data with 16 biomedical traits, ranging from height and cholesterol levels to cognitive capacities and academic achievements.
The result of their analytic gathering showed that height, general cognitive ability, lung capacity and educational attainment were increasingly heightened in line with the level of outbreeding. This further lead to increased genetic diversity and seemingly better genetic quality within the genomes of people living as far apart as East Asia and Finland. Gene diversity leads to smarter successors and this should make us look better into those dating sites some of us relate to. Look for the difference that cam bring progress into your life.
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