Scientists Speculate on the Heredity of Happiness (Economist)

If you’re happy and you know it, pass it on.

The belief that happiness depends personal achievements and condition in life has been dispelled through recent advancements in the fields of genetics and mental health. As it turns out, intelligence along with features of serotonin-transporter genes are inherited qualities that impact behavior and how we may feel about our conditions.

Researchers from around the world collaborated on a study examining 1,000 pairs of identical twins to establish the role genetics play on happiness.

 

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