Warrior Genes

There are many topics regarding what dominates our behaviors and personality. Most of them concerning nature or nurture.

On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 10 PM ET/PT, National Geographic Channel’s Explorer: Born to Rage? looked into “the warrior gene“, also called monoamine oxidase-A. It is an enzyme that degrades amine neuro transmitters, such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. The enzyme was looked into in order determine if a gene can cause humans to make violent, abusive, and cruel actions or thoughts.

Although many believe that the environment where individuals lived in must have a significant impact, others are not quite sure.

Notorious Cliff Olson, a notorious serious killer and many others are suspected of having this gene. They are suspected to have less of a hold on their anger management skills than others.

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2 Responses to Warrior Genes

  1. Rowena403 says:

    That’s amazing! I wonder how this enzyme actually works

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