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Aggression Linked to Human Gene

Edinburgh Politics IR researcher finds evidence of effects of 'warrior gene'.

In a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Edinburgh politics researcher Dominic Johnson and his colleagues found that people's levels of aggression in a controlled laboratory experiment is significantly predicted by the so-called "warrior gene", Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA).

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