Right or left, politics may be in the genes

While we all pride ourselves on having developed our political identity after a lengthy period of thoughtful contemplation, it turns out that it’s at least 56 percent thanks to genetics. At least, that’s what a new study outlined by Pew Researchsuggests, complete with some substantial caveats.

Conducted by nine psychologists (including one associated with Pew), the research looks at the political beliefs of sets of twins registered with the Minnesota Twin Registry. While fraternal twins share an upbringing, identical twins share both upbringing and genes. As Pew explains, “if identical twins are significantly more alike in their views than fraternal twins, that’s strong evidence pointing to a genetic basis for the attitude.”

Read the full, original story: You Are a Republican Because of Your Genes. Or in Spite of Them.

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Genetics Unzipped
Infographic: How dangerous COVID mutant strains develop

Infographic: How dangerous COVID mutant strains develop

Sometime in 2019, probably in China, SARS CoV-2 figured out a way to interact with a specific "spike" on the ...
Untitled

Philip Njemanze: Leading African anti-GMO activist claims Gates Foundation destroying Nigeria

Nigerian anti-GMO activist, physician, and inventor pushes anti-gay and anti-GMO ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend