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Unrelated friends share as much DNA as distant family
07-15-2014, 09:47 AM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Experts discover groups of friends are so similar they share almost as much DNA as our family

Research reveals that mates have a remarkable number of the same genes.

The study, which gives new weight to the saying ‘birds of a feather flock together’, found that pals share significantly more DNA than strangers.

Geneticists discovered that unrelated friends have a 1 per cent of genes that match – about the same as fourth cousins, who share great-great-great grandparents.

‘One per cent may not sound like much to the layperson, but to geneticists it is a significant number,’ said Professor Nicholas Christakis, of the Human Nature Lab at Yale University.

It means that scientists are even able to make a calculated guess as to which people are likely to become friends just by testing their DNA.

Co-author Professor James Fowler, a medical geneticist at the University of California at San Diego, said: ‘Looking across the whole genome, we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends.

‘We have more DNA in common with the people we pick as friends than we do with strangers in the same population.’

It is thought the explanation is rooted in human evolution.

Early humans may have formed groups that were genetically suited to the same environments, or had similar likes and dislikes.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...ngers.html

hmm.gif This is very interesting... When you talk to and get to know and love people online, is this somehow also directed by DNA? Maybe DNA has more functions than we realize. I know for a fact JR and I are not related in any way, but it would be interesting to compare DNA damned.gif
07-15-2014, 10:39 AM #2
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oui.. 13.gif
07-15-2014, 10:47 AM #3
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The interesting thing here is what drives that mechanism. Something like that seems remote based on random odds.
There is some other force driving this that isn't there on a conscious level.

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07-15-2014, 11:09 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Increasingly science agrees with the poetry of direct human experience: we are more than the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies, but beings of light as well. Biophotons are emitted by the human body, can be released through mental intention, and may modulate fundamental processes within cell-to-cell communication and DNA.

http://www.sott.net/article/263210-Bioph...from-light
07-15-2014, 03:47 PM #5
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(07-15-2014, 09:47 AM)Octo Wrote:  hmm.gif This is very interesting... When you talk to and get to know and love people online, is this somehow also directed by DNA? Maybe DNA has more functions than we realize. I know for a fact JR and I are not related in any way, but it would be interesting to compare DNA damned.gif

I suspect the DNA correlation might even be higher.

Why?


Because virtual friendship is based on communication ~ and for communication to confer friendship there has to be compatibility, eh?

The study postulates that compatibility is correlated with DNA.
07-15-2014, 04:18 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Communication occurs on so many levels it's not even funny. So we're genetically programmed to recognize each other it seems. Since DNA can change I wonder if you also increase the similarities if you spend a lot of time together, be it with kritters, friends or loved ones damned.gif
07-15-2014, 04:19 PM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Maybe that's where the chemical and psychological thingies comes into play...love at first sight, fast friends, etc.
07-15-2014, 04:24 PM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, obviously it's more hard coded than I previously thought, I imagined it was more on a soul level. Which it still might be.
07-15-2014, 04:27 PM #9
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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(07-15-2014, 04:18 PM)Octo Wrote:  Communication occurs on so many levels it's not even funny. So we're genetically programmed to recognize each other it seems. Since DNA can change I wonder if you also increase the similarities if you spend a lot of time together, be it with kritters, friends or loved ones damned.gif

I should be pissing on hubcaps and howling on the moon by now...but luckily, I'm not. damned.gif
07-15-2014, 04:28 PM #10
yankees skier
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We all share the biere gene. Just saying.

Biere.
07-15-2014, 04:39 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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(07-15-2014, 04:27 PM)DaJavoo Wrote:  
(07-15-2014, 04:18 PM)Octo Wrote:  Communication occurs on so many levels it's not even funny. So we're genetically programmed to recognize each other it seems. Since DNA can change I wonder if you also increase the similarities if you spend a lot of time together, be it with kritters, friends or loved ones damned.gif

I should be pissing on hubcaps and howling on the moon by now...but luckily, I'm not. damned.gif

lol.gif whew.gif Ok, back to the drawing board

yankees Wrote:We all share the biere gene. Just saying.

It's what caused humanity to flourish

yup.gif
07-17-2014, 05:55 PM #12
karutzar Member
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Genes are just a path throughout the soul can express it's urge. Nothing wonder that close friends share almost identical DNA.

You can become a slave only by voluntary consent.
I am highly allergic to circumcised souls and red flags with Venusian star on them.
07-17-2014, 06:50 PM #13
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(07-15-2014, 04:28 PM)yankees Wrote:  We all share the biere gene. Just saying.

Crap.
Always suspected I'm a mutant 13.gif
07-17-2014, 06:59 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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yup.gif
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07-18-2014, 04:04 AM #15
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(07-15-2014, 04:18 PM)Octo Wrote:  Communication occurs on so many levels it's not even funny. So we're genetically programmed to recognize each other it seems. Since DNA can change I wonder if you also increase the similarities if you spend a lot of time together, be it with kritters, friends or loved ones damned.gif

Vibrational energy maybe??

Resonating on the same frequency or being on the same wavelength ... maybe those terms aren't just metaphors



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