Friends ARE Family!!

I noticed an article on an interesting research on genetic similarities among friends, on Smithsonian.com (see HERE).  It states that most friends “shared about one percent of their genome – about as related as fourth cousins. Most often, friends shared genes related to sense of smell, the authors found.”  Wow, so friends really are family!! It’s a pretty interesting concept.  I wonder how we would instinctively know, if these facts and figures are correct that is.  Have you ever tried researching any of your friends’ genealogies?  This could be a fun side project!

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