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Ukrainian scientists are looking for the beauty gene in the Ukrainian women

Miss Ukraine | Ukrainian scientists are looking for the beauty gene in the Ukrainian women

On August 6, the joint press-conference of the Miss Ukraine Beauty Contest National Committee and the experts from the epigenetics laboratory of the D.F. Chebotariov Gerontology Institute of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine was held; it was dedicated to the presentation of the project of the search of the BEAUTY GENE in Ukrainian women.

Contest Committee Director, Irina Kopanitsa, has stated that it is high time to find out what the beauty “consists of” from the viewpoint of science, what genetic characteristics unite Ukrainian beauties. Miss Ukraine 2015 candidates and Miss Ukraine contest winners of previous years underwent a DNA test which is planned to be used in the search for genes that account for the special beauty of Ukrainian ladies that has gained worldwide fame Such a research is conducted for the first time not in Ukraine only. This is know-how in the global practice. This is know-how in the global practice.

The representative of the epigenetics laboratory of the D.F. Chebotariov Gerontology Institute of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, geneticist Veronica Belskaya, stated that, most likely, it is impossible to find a single gene responsible for beauty. The beauty gene is a conditional notion for the purpose of better understanding. That is so due to the fact that a person’s beauty is a complex notion, a certain set of factors. Beauty is determined not only by features directly connected to the appearance, such as facial features, figure, muscular system, different inclinations and predispositions, health, genes accounting for hair thickness, but also by factors that impact one’s looks indirectly. To these belong: purposefulness, yearning for constant development and self-improvement, which prompts one to active care and work on one’s own self. Also taken into account is intellect, examining which will help understand what things influence the desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Where does the calm complaisant character, which leads to balanced psychic state and absence of neuroses that impact the appearance very much, “come from”? Scientists place emphasis also on the study of genealogy (what bloods are mixed in the beauties, for instance). Therefore, according to Ms. Belskaya, they will try to work out a “genetic portrait”, a set of genes, not a particular single gene.

Irina Kopanitsa promises to publicize the results of the research at the final show of the jubilee 25th Miss Ukraine 2015 Contest, which will take place in Kyiv on September 22.