No Genes for Voting

In a recent American Political Science Review paper, Duke University's Evan Charney and Harvard University's William English refute the idea that "two genes predict voter turnout," as reported by the University of California, San Diego's James Fowler and Christopher Dawes in The Journal of Politics in 2008.

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