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Gene of the Week: Happiness

Posted by Jesse Reynolds on March 13th, 2008


Under the headline "Happiness all in the genes: study" was an all-too-typical article on a widely-reported recent genetic association:

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane have found our personalities and happiness are largely hereditary and that genetically-determined personality traits affect our happiness.
See also: "Happiness is in the Genes," Forbes, as well as the original report, "Happiness Is a Personal(ity) Thing: The Genetics of Personality and Well-Being in a Representative Sample," Psychological Science.




Posted in Jesse Reynolds's Blog Posts, Media Coverage, Sequencing & Genomics


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