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Genes may predict political inclination

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

TheAtlantic: Scientific research shows political partisanship transcends economics, environment, and upbringing.

Among the first scientists to dig for the roots of political orientation were a couple of pioneering psychologists in California named Jack and Jeanne Block. Back in 1969, the Blocks asked two challenging questions: How deep do our political leanings run? And how early in life do these leanings begin to form within each of us?

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