A Genome-Wide Analysis of Liberal and Conservative Political Attitudes

@article{Hatemi2011AGA,
  title={A Genome-Wide Analysis of Liberal and Conservative Political Attitudes},
  author={Peter K. Hatemi and Nathan A. Gillespie and Lindon J. Eaves and Brion S. Maher and Bradley Todd Webb and Andrew C. Heath and Sarah E. Medland and D Smyth and Harry N. Beeby and Scott D. Gordon and Grant W. Montgomery and Ghu Zhu and Enda M. Byrne and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  year={2011},
  volume={73},
  pages={271-285}
}
The assumption that the transmission of social behaviors and political preferences is purely cultural has been challenged repeatedly over the last 40 years by the combined evidence of large studies of adult twins and their relatives, adoption studies, and twins reared apart. Variance components and path modeling analyses using data from extended families quantified the overall genetic influence on political attitudes, but few studies have attempted to localize the parts of the genome which… 

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