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 receptor gene called DRD4. The study’sauthors say this is the first research to identify a specific gene that predisposes people to certain political views.

via University of California – UC Newsroom | Researchers find a ‘liberal gene’

C&T: My  mostly Republican family will be shocked to learn my liberal left-wing views may be “biological”… that being said, if it IS biological, I may indeed be the milkman’s child.

Thx to julieg for the link!

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