Scientists from the South China University of Tropical Agriculture have found that the gene is becoming more widespread in South China. Besides in animal samples, it's now found in humans as well.
According to scientists from the UK's Royal Society, a person's political views are fixed in their genes. The variation of the DRD4 gene also affects our political inclinations.
In epigenetic inheritance, the children and grandchildren inherit on a genetic level the influence of the environment and the social distress that their parent has gone through and to some extent the experience they have gained.
In the 19th century, there were experiments done on dogs, and a little later, some done on fruit flies, roundworms and others. Today, however, the most common animal used for experiments is the mouse.
After a study was carried out, it became evident that the DNA of the people of Tibet is fundamentally different from the DNA of the rest of the people on Earth. The scientists who performed the study claim that Tibetans belong to a mysterious group.
Modern science has confirmed the existence of people whose facial features are very much alike, but according to the scientists, there is no way for fully identical doubles to exist.
The gene which the scientists have found actually programs the thickness of the surface of the brain, which in turn affects the thinking process and determines memory, as well as the ability to concentrate and learn.
Experts from California believe that our genetic traits can most accurately determine when we should go to bed - whether we are night owls or whether it's better for us to go to sleep early.
Scientists suggested that the genetic predecessors of man and kangaroo split about 150 million years ago. For comparison, mice and men have an 85 percent genetic similarity and split from each other around 70 million years ago.
Where and how your great-great-great-grandmother lived, say 5000 years ago, is linked to whether and what will you suffer, scientists found.