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Like father, not like son

The song of songbirds is a learned, complex behavior and subject to strong selective forces. However, it is difficult to tease apart the influence of...

Fearless children show less empathy, more aggression

"The results of this study show that fearless behavior in children can be identified and is related to neurological and genetic predisposition. This type of behavior has less correlation -- at least in infancy -- with standards of educational pr...

Scientists describe new approach for identifying genetic markers for common diseases

La Jolla, CA, October 28, 2010 -- For Immediate Release -- A group of researchers at The Scripps Research Institute and the Scripps Translational Science Institute has published a paper that reviews new strategies for identifying collections of ra...

Researchers find a ‘liberal gene’

Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University. Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine recept...

Survey says: Genetics affect whether we’re willing to take surveys

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that genetics play a key factor in whether someone is willing to take a survey. "We wanted to know whether people are genetically predisposed to ignore requests for survey participation," says...

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