Study Says Your Genes Choose If You Own A Dog Or Not. Some of you may not be capable of being a dog owner.
Some of you may not be capable of being a dog owner. Apparently, according to an analysis, the option of being an owner of man’s best friend is based on the genetics of a person. The study says that genes also play a role in the possession of more than half dogs.
The scientists that did the analysis examined hereditability of dog possession using the details of 35 035 twins from the Swedish Twin Registry. The leader of the research and the professor at the University of Uppsaala, Sweden, Professor Tove Fall, says they were shocked to see that an individual’s genetics play a role in whether they possess dogs or not.
The professor says, “As such, these findings have major implications in several different fields related to understanding dog-human interaction throughout history and in modern times.” Dogs may be part of the family, however, not much is known about how the canines have an effect on our everyday lives and wellbeing.
The scientists discovered that there’s a higher possibility of identical twins owning dogs as compare to the lower possibility of non-identical twins. The outcome backs the hypothesis that genes have a part to play in the option of being in a possession of man’s best friend.
by Alexandra Ramaite