Researchers Find a ‘Liberal Gene’

Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego, and Harvard University. Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4. The study’s authors say this is the first research to identify a specific gene that predisposes people to certain political views… Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. James Fowler

Lead researcher of the study is James H. Fowler, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Genetics and Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego.