A Kindness Gene? Researchers Say Caring, Trustworthiness May Be In Our DNA

If you’re a naturally kind and empathetic person, is it just your personality? Or is it actually in your DNA?

  “The oxytocin receptor gene in particular has become of great interest because a select number of studies suggest that it is related to how prosocial people view themselves,” study researcher Aleksandr Kogan, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, said in the statement. “Our study asked the question of whether these differences manifest themselves in behaviors that are quickly detectable by strangers, and it turns out they did.”


by Amanda Chan