Dna online dating
‘Ridiculous’ idea, expert says But don't put too much faith in this, experts said. Rocio Moran, medical director of the General Genetics Clinic at the Cleveland Clinic, called the idea "ridiculous," and said the science of attraction is too complex to look at only a few genes. "That if it's genetic, it must be real science." When a random sample of married people was studied, their immune systems were not that different, said Patrick Markey, associate professor of psychology at Villanova.
And he notes that hundreds of studies have shown the importance of personality and physical appearance in choosing a mate.
"How many dating services can you think of where they can suggest you might have better children? The companies claim that a better biological match will mean better sex, less cheating, longer-lasting love and perhaps even healthier children.Biologists say the HLA genes of the immune system — which are responsible for recognizing and marking foreign cells such as viruses so other parts of the immune system can attack them — also determine body odor "fingerprints." And people tend to be attracted to the natural body odors of those who have different HLA genes from their own.In one study, Swiss biologist Claus Wedekind found that women who were not taking hormonal contraception preferred the natural scent of men whose immune systems were the most different from theirs.
Some genetic testing companies are promising to match couples based on the DNA testing, touting the benefits of biological compatibility." said Eric Holzle, founder of Scientific Match.com, one of the first online dating sites to use DNA.