Gene for Southpaws and Schizophrenia | GenomeWeb

Researchers from Oxford University found a gene for left-handedness, reports the BBC. Not only do lefties have to deal with scissors made for righties and the legacy of being evil and unlucky, this LRRTM1 gene that partially controls what part of the brain takes on the responsibilities of speech and emotion, also give southpaws an elevated risk of schizophrenia.

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