Gene of the Week: Victimhood

Posted by Jesse Reynolds on May 26th, 2009

United Press International wire service reports that, "Genes trump environment as the main reason some adolescents are more likely than others to be victimized by crime, a U.S. researcher suggests," under the headline "Genes explain repeat teen-crime victims."

Setting aside the research - which may or may not be successfully duplicated in the future - the take-home message could be a fascinating fusion of "blaming the victim" and "blaming the genes." Now, we can blame the victim's genes.

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


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