Left-handed people struggle with things such as smudging their writing and fighting for chopstick space – but why are people born left-handed? Photo: Shutterstock

Why are people born left-handed? Study suggests dominant hand is down to your genes

  • About 10 per cent of the population is left-handed, and struggle with things right-handed people take for granted
  • Recent research has identified genetic variants that separate left-handed people from right-handers, and may make lefties’ brains superior at verbal tasks
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Left-handed people struggle with things such as smudging their writing and fighting for chopstick space – but why are people born left-handed? Photo: Shutterstock
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Kylie Knott

Kylie Knott

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.