The Minor "T" allele is associated with:

  • Less empathy for the partner in romantic relationships (TT) (R).
  • Decreased generosity and kindness (R).
  • Decrease in social behavior (R).

The Major "G" allele is associated with:

  • Increased oxytocin levels in the body (R).
  • Increased kindness and generosity. In a game that tested how generous people are, TT gave on average 18.3 shekels to the other, while GG or GT gave on average 25 shekels to the other. (R)
  • Increased social behavior.

 

rs1042778

Parent Gene: OXTR

Importance: 4
Less common allele: T = 41%
More common allele: G = 59%
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