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No Gene For That?

A recent GWAS looking for gene variants linked to temperament came up empty, says blogger Neurocritic. The study, led by the University of Queensland's Naomi Wray, scored more than 5,000 participants on a temperament scale — determining their harm avoidance, novelty seeking, reward dependence, and persistence characteristics — and looked for genetic variants linked to those scores.

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