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Sep 7 2017 4:00pm

Can Violence Be Genetic and Inherited? Consider My Family’s Tales of Grisly Murder

Read Philip Jett's interesting guest post about his family's experiences with murder, then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win Jett's true crime novel, The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder That Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty!

Scientists around the world have been researching whether there is a link between a person’s genetic makeup and the commission of crime. The so-called “warrior gene,” first identified in 1993, is a variant of the X chromosome that supposedly interferes with the inhibition of impulsive aggressive behavior. The theory has gained so much attention that a murderer’s defense attorneys in Tennessee sent his blood sample to Vanderbilt University for analysis. The presence of the gene saved the convicted man from the death penalty.

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