November 5, 2012

Why Genes Don't Predict Voting Behavior

Charney & English, Scientific American


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Dozens of studies in the past few years have linked single genes to whether a person is liberal or conservative, has a strong party affiliation or is likely to vote reguarly. The discipline of “genopolitics” has grabbed headlines as a result, but is the claim that a few genes influence political views and actions legitimate?

We don't think so.

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TAGGED: Politics, Genes, Genetics

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