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NUS study: Sociality of young adults may be dependent on two genes

22 August 2017 | Research

A study led by Prof Richard Ebstein and Dr Anne Chong from the Department of Psychology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Science found that young adults with higher expression of the CD38 gene, as well as differences in CD157 gene sequence, are friendlier and more socially adept than others. The two genes regulate the release of oxytocin, the paramount social hormone that influences social behaviours such as child bearing, empathy and trust.

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