Research reveals that genetics may play a role in how people behave during a crisis

Many people may wonder how they would react in an emergency situation, one that could involve risking their lives to save others.

Incidents like a man saving a Brooklyn girl as she fell out of a window, a bus driver swerving to protect passengers in a crash and a woman diving into traffic to save a pair of children may be the result of genetics, according to new research.

Experts told CBS 2′s Maurice Dubois on Wednesday that not everyone is capable of making these split-second decisions.

“First, of course, there is a genetic component,” said Dr Igor Galynker of Beth-Israel Medical Center. “They are capable of acting decisively, impulsively under any circumstances.”

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