Our maternal grandmothers are unique in that they have a special connection with us, their grandchildren. They play an important role in our lives, both on an emotional and on a genetic level. Even if you don’t spend much time with your maternal grandmother, the bond between you and her will never fade away. It happens because you inherit her DNA, her temperament, her tastes, and her emotions!
Viral Inspiral dug deeper into this topic to understand what actually bonds us to our maternal grandmothers. Let’s have a look at what we found!
Alejandro Jodorowsky, a Chilean essayist, has written a book called Metagenealogy: Self-Discovery Through Psychomagic and the Family Tree, where he explains the genetic influence of maternal grandmothers on their grandchildren, because genes can skip generations passing from a grandparent directly to the grandchild.
According to Alejandro, the genes that children receive in their mothers’ wombs come directly from their grandmothers. Among all the grandparents and relatives, the maternal grandmother is the one who is the most responsible for gene inheritance.