New York Times editorial discusses research that links genetic makeup to the politics we hold. According to the research, people with one variant of the MAOA gene are more likely to vote than if they have the other version. Because people with the "right" versions of this gene and the 5HTT gene are better able to handle stress, they're better able to deal with the stress of making political choices, the research suggests.

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