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Study: ‘Love Hormone’ Gene Key to Better Relationships

The activity of a certain gene could determine how social you are and how well you bond with others. The OXT gene is responsible for the generation of a substance called oxytocin, often referred to as the “love hormone,” and researchers at the University of Georgia say people with lower levels of it have a harder time recognizing facial expressions and have more “anxiety about their relationships with loved ones.” The researchers say that a process called methylation can reduce the...

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