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Australian Convict History Could Mean ‘Warrior Gene’ Leaves a Legacy of Crime in Our Blood

(News.com.au) – IS Australia more likely to breed criminals as a result of its historically penal gene pool? Two variations of a gene have been found to play an important role in criminal behaviour. Labelled a ‘warrior gene’ a study published in Molecular Psychiatry has found a link between two gene variations and a person’s inclination toward violent crime. The study found a variation in genes that, when activated, produced a different brain chemical reaction to other people.

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