Wanderlust Gene Test
Are you someone who enjoys adventure, traveling, and exploring new destinations? You might possess the “wanderlust” gene. Take a test to discover if thrill-seeking is encoded in your DNA.
- Detects the DRD4 gene version associated with “wanderlust”
- Individuals who inherit at least one allele of 7 or more repeats (7R+) are more inclined to frequently travel, take risks, explore new places, try new food, and engage in sexually adventurous behavior.
Our testing laboratory is AABB Accredited, ISO/IEC 17025 Certified and participates in the CAP proficiency testing program.
The DRD4 gene is located on chromosome 11, and we inherit two copies of this gene – one from each parent. This means we can inherit either two identical copies (e.g., both 4R) or two different copies (e.g., 4R and 7R).
DNA changes in the DRD4 gene typically occur in a 48 base pair repeat region, where the number of repeats can range from 2 to 11.
The “wanderlust” DNA test determines the length of the repeat region within DRD4 and can specify the number of repeats at each copy. Inheriting at least one copy of the 7R+ allele, which includes 7R, 8R, 9R, 10R, and 11R, is associated with an increased likelihood of traveling, exploring, and discovering new foods, places, and people.
At-Home DNA Testing Steps
Order the private DNA test kit online.
Follow the easy instructions for collecting a mouth swab sample from the participants. The sample is collected in just seconds by rubbing the swabs provided in the kit gently inside the mouth.
After sample collection, return the samples to our laboratory using the return packaging included in your test kit. Results are available online. You are welcome to call our laboratory at any time to check on your test and to get preliminary results over the telephone using your password and file number. Official results documents are sent to you by mail or email after the test is complete.