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You May Be As Friendly As Your Genes

FONTE: NEUROSCIENCE NEWS

Do you find it hard to make friends? It may be down to your genes. Researchers report young people with higher expression of the CD38 gene tend to be friendlier and more socially adept.

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Voter Behavior Influenced by Hot Weather

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A new study reveals temperature may influence voter behavior. Researchers note increases in state temperatures between elections are related to increased voter turn out and support for the incumbent party. Additionally, higher temperatures motivated some to vote for smaller political parties.

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CRISPR Advances Autism Research

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Using CRISPR gene editing technology, researchers target the Shank3 gene in monkey embryos. Research backs previous findings of the importance of the Shank3 gene for brain development and its role in autism.

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How Neurons Talk to Each Other

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A new study challenges conventional thinking about how neurons that release dopamine communicate. The findings could have vital implications for dopamine related diseases such as Parkinson’s.

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