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"Strong genes"

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PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Fri 17-Jul-15 21:09:35

Is this an actual thing? I'm watching married at first sight and one of the experts just said "His face is very symmetrical which is an indicator of very strong genes"

What are weak genes?

Are they talking about dominant and recessive genes or is this some kind of nonsense talking for the sake of talking?

andyourlittledogtoo Fri 17-Jul-15 21:16:59

I've heard it's an indicator of health, but also find the term strong genes a bit odd. Then again I'm no geneticist so can't offer too much insight I'm afraid!

bigbumtheory Fri 17-Jul-15 21:24:06

I think the more symmetrical then more attractive we find a person, but exactly symmetrical is off putting.

GraysAnalogy Fri 17-Jul-15 21:28:39

I don't think genes can be strong or weak, just dominant and recessive. I'm not sure what this expert was talking about.

On another note, I have a perfect symmetrical face except a mole. I only discovered this when messing about with the camera on my macbook and it's weird effects

TRexingInAsda Fri 17-Jul-15 21:40:21

Maybe he means good genes, as in he's handsome, so a woman might see that as a positive if they're thinking of having kids with him.

MitzyLeFrouf Fri 17-Jul-15 21:43:13

Bruce Willis has strong genes.

GraysAnalogy Fri 17-Jul-15 21:43:52

Bruce Willis has strong everything in my book.

Sorry, I just love a bit of Bruce.

BestZebbie Fri 17-Jul-15 21:44:14

Maybe he is talking about genes that dont carry many mutations that might make the person less fit (and thereby 'weaker?')? Although that would still be spouting a complete load of rubbish.

MissBeans Fri 17-Jul-15 21:47:17

At a guess an 'ugly' appearance is suggests weak genes.

MissBeans Fri 17-Jul-15 21:47:50

Excuse the 'is' in that sentence!

MissMuffetisin Fri 17-Jul-15 21:50:34

The fewer mutations you have the more symmetrical you are .

TTWK Fri 17-Jul-15 21:51:49

On another note, I have a perfect symmetrical face

Me too, well apart from the 6" scar down one cheek, the missing tooth, the wonky eye, the broken nose and the fact that someone bit my ear off in a nightclub fight.

Methe Fri 17-Jul-15 21:53:39


Hezaire Fri 17-Jul-15 21:55:15

I saw this and I knew before that symmetry was related to attractiveness. I think they mean 'healthy' when they say 'strong genes'. That would make sense. That you are attracted to people who are attractive and they are attractive because they have symmetrical faces. And symmetry is correlated to health

MarchLikeAnAnt Fri 17-Jul-15 21:56:16

The fewer mutations you have the more symmetrical you are

So I'm a mutant then? shockgrin

LucilleBluth Fri 17-Jul-15 22:06:01

I always say that I have strong genes because two out of three of ours DCs look like me smile

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Fri 17-Jul-15 22:23:03

TTWK are you Mad Eye Moody?

I'm now wondering if my face is symmetrical.

ReallyTired Fri 17-Jul-15 22:33:55

I remember a programme that said that people of mixed race were often stronger, more intelligent than people whose ancestors came from a smaller area.

TTWK Fri 17-Jul-15 22:38:56

Probably due to being in a gene pool and not a gene puddle.

JohnFarleysRuskin Fri 17-Jul-15 22:41:37

That was one of the many remarks that alerted me to the fact that that shows claim to being scientific were er not very strong at all.

Epilepsyhelp Fri 17-Jul-15 22:44:17

Maybe it means the DNA did really well telling the cells where to build to make the pattern exactly right on both sides?! <I have no idea about biology clearly>

On another note which episode was that OP?!

grumpysquash Fri 17-Jul-15 22:45:48

'Strong genes' isn't a scientific term, that's for sure.
But it's true to say that a lot of chromosomal abnormalities result in facial features that are not regular, e.g. forehead too big, jaw out of proportion, or low set ears. So I guess what people mean is that there is an absence of things that would indicate a genetic problem.....??????????????

JohnFarleysRuskin Fri 17-Jul-15 22:46:15

1st maybe?

ReallyTired Fri 17-Jul-15 22:56:54

There are people with quite severe special needs who are good looking. Many disablities are invisible.

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Fri 17-Jul-15 23:00:49

Yes it was the first episode.

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