As part of a Mother’s Day campaign, Bloom&Wild have looked into what genes are inherited from our parents.
Using the most frequent questions asked on Google surrounding genetics, the flower company asked
Is there such a thing as a cheating gene
“[Speaking generally about behaviour-related genetics], there are lots of studies on the genes involved in inheritance, most of which are contentious. There are potentially thousands of genes involved, and our estimates at present only account for a very small amount of what is inherited.”
This therefore means cheating is something you may act out with on your own and not inherited from your parents.
What about the so-called ‘skinny gene’? Turns out that’s a myth too. “Some genes have been associated with waist-to-hip ratio but the biological reasons for this are unclear (possibly involved with regulation of the distribution of fat),” says Dr Kelberman.
“But the genes count for a very small amount of the variation between different people.”
What determines the shape of our face?
Dr Kelberman’s answer: “Multiple genes are involved with the formation of the face, and subtle changes in the way these genes work
Sara Gordon, VP of Brand and Design and Bloom&Wild Said: “As our study shows, we inherit a lot of our features but also our personality from our Mother’s, this time of year is perfect is to honour them for this.
“Whether that is through a large or small gesture be sure to make your Mum feel special this Mother’s Day”.
There we go, then.