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2006-01-10 13:20:00

By Graciela Flores NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Genes apparently have a larger role in women than in men in the risk of developing major depression, based on the results of a new twin study appearing in the current issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. "Previous studies gave us hints of two different kinds of genetic differences between men and women: quantitative -- whether the overall role of genes and environment differs -- and qualitative -- whether the actual liability genes are...

2005-10-31 13:43:11

LONDON, Ontario -- A paper showing a strong genetic contribution to patriotism and in-group loyalty was published in the October issue of Nations and Nationalism, 11, 489-507, entitled "Ethnic nationalism, evolutionary psychology, and genetic similarity theory." Co-ethnics are as similar to each other as half-siblings when compared to all the genetic variation in the world. Two-random English people are the equivalent of 1/32 cousin by comparison with Germans; 3/8 cousin by comparison with...

2005-10-31 13:39:48

LONDON, Ontario -- A paper showing a strong genetic contribution to patriotism and in-group loyalty was published in the October issue of Nations and Nationalism, 11, 489-507, entitled "Ethnic nationalism, evolutionary psychology, and genetic similarity theory." Co-ethnics are as similar to each other as half-siblings when compared to all the genetic variation in the world. Two-random English people are the equivalent of 1/32 cousin by comparison with Germans; 3/8 cousin by comparison with...