Friday, November 6, 2009

Bad Driving is in Your DNA?

Don't bother yelling, cussing at that bad driver, he can't help it -- it's in his genes! The study found that people with a particular gene variant performed more than 20 percent worse on a driving test than people with a different DNA sequence. That may explain why there are so many bad drivers out there because about 30% of Americans have the variant. Ironically, the research team had not set out to discover insights into driving but chose the driving test because it uses common skills. Researchers said they'd love to do new research and find out how many people involved in car crashes have the gene variant. (Reuters)

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