Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bad Boy Gene Makes Males Popular

Bad Boy Gene Makes Males Popular: "Male college students who have a gene associated with rule-breaking are popular with their peers.

Researchers from Michigan State University collected DNA from 200 college-aged males who didn't previously know each other, and then set them up in a lab situation in which they were encouraged to interact. After an hour, they were asked which members of the group they liked best. In multiple samples, the students with a serotonin gene that is linked to rule-breaking came out on top."