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Beauty Really Is In the Eye Of The Beholder, Study Indicates

A universal view of what is an “attractive” person might be somewhat of an illusion, a new study points out, showing that individual experiences shape how people rate the looks of others around them. As good friends, relatives and even genetic twins debate attractiveness, it is personal experience that plays a role in determining what is a rather subjective view of “beauty.”

Study disagree on what is beautiful just over 50 percent of the time

The report title points to the study’s conclusion: “Individual Aesthetic Preferences for Faces Are Shaped Mostly by Environments, Not Genes.” The report, published Oct. 1 in the journal Current Biology, studied 547 sets of identical twins, with identical DNA, as well as 214 sets of fraternal twins, who...