The Human Zeal for Adventure Has a Genetic Basis

A new study shows that a gene identified in fruit flies may help explain why some of us take risks—and some stay at home

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD
OneZero

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Credit: HeitiPaves/Getty Images

AsAs humans, we like to think that we occupy a special place within the animal kingdom, and we’re often surprised when we see other animals expressing humanlike qualities. Even our…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD
OneZero

Research Leader (Ex-Instagram / Chief Scientist at multiple startups). Author of the User Insight Newsletter: https://userinsight.substack.com/