On Genes and Good Looks

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“She’s got her mother’s/father’s eyes/smile/dimples!” These are the words you commonly hear being said when a baby is born. It’s especially louder when the baby is born to an A-list celebrity, where talks of the child inheriting a life of show business are rampant.

Clearly, genetics are at play here. It’s also one of the main reasons why people visit facilities like AllureBH.com, contemplating on whether they need to undergo cosmetic surgery. Numerous scientific principles are at play, and they can be quite surprising.

The Beautiful Mostly Have Better Genes

According to a 10-year long study shows that attractive people appear the way they look because their DNA possesses more efficient “repair kits.” According to researchers Dr. Gilbert Roberts and Professor Marion Petrie, genetic mutations which can occur anywhere at any time are the ones to blame for not being as attractive as desired. These variations can affect an organism’s DNA repair kit, which is responsible for repairing cell damage. Scientifically, the less-attractive folks have bad genes.

When it comes passing down good looks, however, it can get tricky. For instance, attractive fathers don’t always give their looks to their sons. It’s a different story with daughters. Professors Elisabeth Cornwell and David Perrett of the University of St. Andrews in the UK also claim that a mother’s beauty doesn’t even make a difference in the child’s looks. Their research shows “enough scientific evidence” of fathers having beautiful, feminine-looking daughters, whether the mother was beautiful or not.

Additional Beauty Matters

Regarding finding a mate, humans have an inherent inkling to recognizing good looks as a sign of equally good genes. The study, which focuses on sex appeal, notes how people and even animals recognize physical symmetry as a sign of resistance to illness or environmental stresses. The paper also indicates that a face’s distinct masculinity/femininity indicates which organisms (in this case, humans) are likely to thrive and live long healthy lives.

Scientists use peacocks as an analogy. Males of this bird species are the ones who are attractive, with those having the best-looking tails getting the most desirable females. Because of evolution, all peacocks would look good because the genes have been passed on from one generation to another. So if you don’t think you’re attractive enough, you can technically blame genetics.