The genetics of politics: discovery, challenges, and progress.

@article{Hatemi2012TheGO,
  title={The genetics of politics: discovery, challenges, and progress.},
  author={Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott},
  journal={Trends in genetics : TIG},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={
          525-33
        }
}
For the greater part of human history, political behaviors, values, preferences, and institutions have been viewed as socially determined. Discoveries during the 1970s that identified genetic influences on political orientations remained unaddressed. However, over the past decade, an unprecedented amount of scholarship utilizing genetic models to expand the understanding of political traits has emerged. Here, we review the 'genetics of politics', focusing on the topics that have received the… CONTINUE READING

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