WHAT IS THE ADVENTURE GENE?
If we have an overwhelming desire to explore, perhaps the reason lies in our DNA. There is a genetic variant, known as DRD4-7R, carried by roughly one in four of all humans.
It's more commonly known as the Adventure Gene. It makes people more curious, less restricted by boundaries. They will be more likely to take risks and may get a sudden urge to explore.
ADVENTURE. IT'S IN OUR DNA.
THE DRIVER: ALEX BROWN
'I love my job and I have also driven into Africa and all over Europe on my own adventures. I think I have the adventure gene.'
THE DIRECTOR: GARY HOLDER
'Being a director is always a challenge. You're stepping into the unknown every day. Filming on location is definitely an adventure.'
THE DIVER: ELÍN SIGURÐARDÓTTIR
'It’s all about the attitude. Doing crazy things like diving or driving on impossible roads. Making memories for the rest of your life.'
THE PILOT: JÓN ‘SPAÐI’ KJARTAN BJÖRNSSON
'I am so lucky, as I don’t like doing something everyday. I guess if you have that adventure gene, you will go a little bit further.'