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Researchers: ‘Liberal Gene’ Sways Voters

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SAN DIEGO (CBS) — The next time you get into a heated debate over politics, don’t take it personal: a new study says you can always blame Grandpa for your views.

Researchers at the University of California at San Diego say they’ve isolated a genetic component in the political make-up of every adult, and they say if the conditions are just right for socially-active adolescents, their vote may already be cast.

Study Suggests Environment, Genes Sway Voters: KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle Reports

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