Inspired by studies about which nations are the happiest economists at Warwick University in the UK performed one of their own concluding that countries whose population bears the most genetic resemblance to Denmark are the happiest. Not only does their research make the case for the role of genetics in individuals' well-being it could also explain why Denmark performs consistently well in studies of international happiness. 'The results were surprising' says economics professor Dr. Eugenio Proto. 'We found that the greater a nation's genetic distance from Denmark the lower the reported wellbeing of that nation.' Pronto and his partner Dr.