Genetics linked to violent TV and video games

Exposing children to violent video games and T.V. programs has been a subject of debate over the past few decades. New game consoles and network T.V. have featured easier access to such violence and it has become a more prevalent issue.

A study headed by the University of Amsterdam’s School of Communication Research has found that there is a gene related to the increased playing of violent video games and viewing of violent T.V. programs. The researchers analyzed DNA samples of 1,600 Dutch children aged 5-9. The samples were collected at the children’s birth. Their results were published in the Journal of Communication.

Read the full, original story: Genetics are Related to Playing Violent Video Games and Watching Violent T.V.

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