Study: Your children may be able to inherit genes from an ex-boyfriend38
When we merge our bodies with another human being and then move on, we think that the person is gone forever. But on a microbiological level, there are numerous complex processes taking place which may indicate that your connection is permanent, lasting forever.
For example, a recent study showed that after a mother carries a child in her body, some of the child’s cells remain inside the mother for life. So, if this occurs when carrying a baby inside your body, what about carrying a man’s seed inside your womb?
A new study is claiming that sleeping with a person may lead to permanent connections that could actually cause your children to share genetic traits that are consistent with an ex-lover. A study at The University South Wales found that the process of “telegony,” where traits of past lovers are passed onto future children, holds in fruit flies. In case you want to know why genetists love to study fruit flies, it’s because the genetic structure of these little creatures is highly comparable to humans. In fact, fruit flies contain 75% of the genes that lead to disease within human beings.
Scientists claim that for fruit flies, the size of the child matched the size of the first male that the mother mated with, not the actual biological father. They believe that this occurred because molecules of the first father’s seed were absorbed by the mother’s eggs and never left her body.
So, when these eggs were later fertlized by another man, the first man’s “influence” was still being felt inside the mother’s body. Maybe this is why you get a chill down your spine when your ex-boyfriend walks into the room.
“We don’t know yet whether this applies to other species,” said author of the study, Dr. Angela Crean. It may not apply, but it definitely gives us all something to think about. The most interesting activity in the universe typically occurs at the molecular level. Think about this when you let that creepy old guy inside your body. He may be giving you the gift that keeps on giving.