The Wall Street Journal offers this article on a twin study suggesting that there's an important role for genes "in how people make friends and form social networks." The story quotes medical sociologist Nicholas Christakis at Harvard as saying, "Our work shows how humans, like ants, may assemble themselves into a 'super-organism' with rules governing the assembly, rules that we carry with us deep in our genes." According to the study, your genes may determine both how many friends you have and also how connected those friends are to one another, the article says.
Loner or Connector, a Path Carved by Your Genes
Jan 27, 2009