Swedish researchers suggest that men are not always to be blamed in divorces and have identified a "divorce gene" that prevents women from having happy relationships. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute analyzed the DNA of more than 1,800 women and found that "women who had a variation of an oxytocin receptor gene, known as A-allele, were 50 per cent more likely to report 'martial crisis or threat of divorce'." The researchers concluded that women who were unable to process oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, were more likely to have an unhappy relationship as they would struggle to bond with their partners. "We've found evidence that oxytocin can be involved in the regulation of human pair-bonding by showing that variation in the oxytocin receptor gene is linked to how strongly women bond to a partner", lead researcher Hasse Walum said. Source: Medindia << Bad Breath Could Speed Up Development of Stem Cells in Dent... Zebrafish Study to Help Explain Why Women are Attracted to ... >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Getting Divorced at Young Age may Adversely Affect Health Researchers from Michigan State University suggest that getting a divorce at a younger age can have a negative impact on your health. READ MORE Wife's Affair in 1940s Leads 99-Year-Old Man to File for Divorce Media reports indicate that an Italian couple in their 90s will become the world's oldest divorcees. READ MORE DNA Finger Printing DNA fingerprinting is a technique which helps forensic scientists and legal experts solve crimes, identity thefts, legal suits and terrorism cases. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Donation - Recipients Find a Hospital Iron Intake Calculator More News on: DNA Finger PrintingHow to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?