Plus the HLA genes are so involved in biological compatibility that I suspect they indeed have something to do with scent and pheromones.
But do we need a DNA test to tell us when a potential date stinks? That’s one characteristic we can’t yet inspect on our electronic devices.
People can have a short version or a long version of one part of the gene.
In one study, people with two short variants self-reported future dissatisfaction with their marriages if they previously reported high or low emotional behavior (whatever that means).
Their testimonials are the plummeting incidences of some of these diseases in the tested population.
At the other end of the seriousness-of-genetic-testing spectrum, federal regulators are finally cracking down on dubious DNA-based claims.
Wikipedia credits it with starting the field of genetic matchmaking.
The fourth gene, HLA TYPING The company is using HLA typing as a surrogate for scent, claiming that 40% of olfaction comes from the genes.
But I think a shared love of dark chocolate, running, and binge-watching genotype.
Testimonials on the company’s website attest to the fact that people do believe that choosing dates based on limited genotyping has value.
Two years ago I’m embarrassed to admit that I bought “age-defying with DNA advantage cream makeup” because I couldn’t resist the goop in the see-through container swirled into a double helix shape.
I’d thought I’d read that FTC had made these genetics references in cosmetics ads disappear, but they forgot to tell Google.