Every time you see a story like this you can’t help but think about Ethan Hawk in Gattaca. Our lives, actions and – self – broken down into a perfectly predictable set of genes we can architect for birth.
Elite Daily recently reported the discovery of a gene identified as DRD4-7R ,dubbed the “wanderlust gene”, that gets us yet another step closer.
You can read more about the findings of the Genetic Basis to a Globetrotting Fanatic here. It explains how the gene is carried by an approximately 20% of the human population and is linked to restlessness and curiosity.
Here’s a fun question, if we ever were able to gain complete control of our genetic make-up would you choose to have the Travel Gene?
One thought on “Like to travel? Yup. There’s a gene for that.”
I’d argue there’s better transparency of societal curiosities and we’re overwhelming ourselves with data to justify it. Here’s a decent TED talk on how statistically clustered the wanderlust community is becoming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m6dV7Xo3Vc