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MSU research: Genes may influence popularity
Posted on 12/22/2008 5:44:21 PM PST by CE2949BB
EAST LANSING, Mich. A groundbreaking study of popularity by a Michigan State University scientist has found that genes elicit not only specific behaviors but also the social consequences of those behaviors.
(Excerpt) Read more at eurekalert.org ...
TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: behavioralgenetics; dna; genes
posted on 12/22/2008 5:44:22 PM PST
Yes jeans or perhaps a short skirt.
posted on 12/22/2008 5:45:50 PM PST
by Grizzled Bear
("Does not play well with others.")
To: Grizzled Bear
It’s a combination of nature, nurture ....and personal CHOICE!
posted on 12/22/2008 5:53:56 PM PST
(Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
"So the gene predisposed them to rule-breaking behavior and their rule-breaking behavior made them more popular," Burt said.
Unfortunately there is no discussion of how a specific gene can predispose someone to a particular behavior. I am not saying the relationship doesn't exist, just that I don't understand the mechanics if you will.
posted on 12/22/2008 5:53:58 PM PST
I am now and always have been totally socially blind.
You have no excuse.
posted on 12/22/2008 6:03:41 PM PST
.."besides eating my toy mouse I have a sweet disposition"
posted on 12/22/2008 6:09:30 PM PST
(USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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