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We all love to move (or groove) music. At the very least, we cannot resist tapping our foot or nodding our head when we hear music. New research suggests that moving our body to musical beats is genetic. Our dancing ability is our genes. Parents pass their sense rhythm down to their children. The study is the Vanderbilt University the USA, and the genomics and biotechnology company 23andMe. Researchers found 69 genes that affect how people react to musical rhythms. The researchers said different genes affect our ability to move sync music beats. They said the genes work similar ways to those other biological rhythms, such as breathing, walking and sleeping.

The researchers used bio-data over 600,000 people their research. Researcher Dr David Hinds said: "The large number participants offered a unique capture even small genetic signals." He added: "This research represents a leap forward scientific understanding the links between genetics and musicality." Researcher Dr Reyna Gordon said: "Rhythm is not just influenced a single gene. It is influenced many hundreds genes." She added: "Tapping, clapping and dancing synchrony with the beat music is the core of our human musicality." The research could one day help doctors use music and rhythm to make us healthier.

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