Candidate Genes and Political Behavior

@article{Charney2012CandidateGA,
  title={Candidate Genes and Political Behavior},
  author={Evan Charney and William English},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={106},
  pages={1 - 34}
}
Political scientists are making increasing use of the methodologies of behavior genetics in an attempt to uncover whether or not political behavior is heritable, as well as the specific genotypes that might act as predisposing factors for—or predictors of—political “phenotypes.” Noteworthy among the latter are a series of candidate gene association studies in which researchers claim to have discovered one or two common genetic variants that predict such behaviors as voting and political… Expand
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