Are Double Eyelids Genetic?
Double-fold eyelids are en vogue in Asian countries; everyone seems to want them. Glues to create double-fold eyelids are becoming part of the standard makeup routine. But for those who prefer a more permanent solution, surgery to create double-fold eyelids is an increasingly popular option, with over 40,000 Japanese women undergoing the procedure each year.
Before opting for surgery to create double fold eyelids, considerdiscovering whether you have a double fold eyelid gene. Whilesurgical procedures can help you achieve folded eyelids if it’ssomething you desire, having the double eyelid gene is obviously amore natural way to have them.
In a genome-wide association study of over 11,000 Japanese women, investigators found some new gene loci that are significantly associated with having double-fold eyelids. Interestingly, the loci were associated with a gene that has been previously found to be important in skeletal and neural development (which are components that are important to facial structure development in the embryo). To find out more, read the study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29895819
You likely won’t know if you have double eyelid genetics unless youundergo genetic DNA testing. With a DNA testing kit, you can get afull DNA analysis on Genomelink to provide some insight into whetheryou have a double eyelid gene or not.
To what extent does your DNA explain the folds of your eyelids (or lack thereof)? Find out on Genomelink!