Friendship May Lie in the Genes


Thursday, August 9, 2007; 12:00 AM
THURSDAY, Aug. 9 (HealthDay News) — As people mature, genetic factors may strongly influence who they choose as their friends, a U.S. study finds.
The study, which was published in the August issue of the journal Archives of General Psychiatry, tracked more than 1,800 male twin pairs from mid-childhood to early adulthood between 1998 and 2004.

The above was taken from the site of the Washington Post and is a wonderfully illuminating example of the nonsense that passes for psychiatric research. How anyone with a straight face could mail out such a silly press release almost defies understanding, but how a major news organ could publish such twaddle almost defies belief.

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