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We’ve discovered a gene for trust – here’s how it could be linked to good health

By Giuseppe 'Nick' Giordano, Associate Professor of Public Health Epidemiology, Lund University
If a distressed stranger knocked on your door asking to use your phone, would you oblige? How about lending them a fiver for the bus, if they assured you they’d return and pay you back? In today’s fractured world, trust seems elusive and divisions run deep. A lot of people find it hard to trust strangers, perhaps in particular those who are different to us.

But why? A recent breakthrough by our international team of researchers, published in Scientific Reports, has shed light on the genetic basis of…The Conversation


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