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Ability to move to the beat of music is genetic






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We all love music. We cannot stop tapping our foot when we listen to it. Moving our body to music is genetic. Our parents pass their sense of rhythm down to us. Researchers found 69 "music" genes. These change how we react to music, and move in sync with beats. The genes also change rhythms like breathing and sleeping.

Researchers said their study is "a leap forward" for understanding the link between genetics and music. They said hundreds of genes change our sense of rhythm. They added that clapping and dancing in sync with music beats "is at the core" of music and us. Doctors could use music and rhythms to make us healthier.

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