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