During summer, some of us declare war against mosquitos, while some of us are at peace without a single mosquito bite. Is it caused by sweating a lot or for not being clean?

The answer is ‘No’. There are suspicions that it is because of blood types, the amount of exercise and the colour of the clothes one is wearing. However, the research team of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine released an interesting journal article which claims that it is all in the DNA.

 

여름철 DNA와 모기의 관계

To prove this, identical twins and fraternal twins have been tested with mosquitos given the same time period. As a result, identical twins were bitten quite evenly, but fraternal twins were bitten unevenly.

Wouldn’t it be great to know better about our DNAs, and prevent mosquitos easily during our summer vacations?