An anonymous reader writes: Your genes could be a strong predictor of whether you stray into a life of crime, according to research at UT Dallas. The Texas study focused on whether genes are likely to cause a person to become a "life-course persistent offender," characterized by antisocial behavior during childhood that often progresses to violent or serious criminal acts later in life. Researchers relied on data from 4,000 people drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health using what is known as the twin methodology . Says the study's lead researcher: "The overarching conclusions were that genetic influences in life-course persistent offending were larger than environmental influences."
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