Popularity Gene

Whether you're the life of the party or a wallflower, it all may be partly to your genetic make-up.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego analyzed the social networks of more than a thousand twins. Some were identical, meaning they had the exact same genes, and others were fraternal.
Social circles were much more similar among the identical twins than the fraternal.

While the research could some day help to pinpoint personality genes, researchers say this doesn't mean they'll be able to change someones personality by simply switching a gene on or off. That's because personality is also heavily influenced by how you're raised.

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  • by J Location: Gville on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    OMG. This is one of the dumbest things I have heard lately.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 28, 2009 at 05:15 AM
    It took research to come up with this?

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