Be Careful, I didn't get much sleep...
- Gene variations contribute to aggression and anger in women
Ever wonder why some women seem to be more ill-tempered than others? University of Pittsburgh researchers have found that behaviors such as anger, hostility and aggression may be genetic, rooted in variations in a serotonin receptor gene. Indrani Halder, Ph.D., of the Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Program at the University of Pittsburgh, will present the findings today at the American Psychosomatic Society's Annual Meeting, held in Budapest, Hungary.
Great, hormones, genes, that time of the month. It never ends.
son of parnas
March 11th, 2007 9:19am
Good God girl you're a bag of ambulatory chemicals - what do you expect if you don't add enough alcohol?
March 11th, 2007 9:48am
It probably means SAT and other tests should only be administered at certain times of the month. Or more likely rich girls will take meds to time their, um, abilities to their test schedules.
March 11th, 2007 11:13am
Ok, so let's get practical. What this means is all I need is a snip of her hair and I can have it sent for analysis to find out if she has the bad gene that makes her a chore to be around? I would pay $250 for such a test.
March 11th, 2007 12:26pm
A lock of her hair would give you her drug history.
You wanna get more Biblical than Delilah and rubbermaid some of her menstrual fluid.
(oh, that's an awful pun.)
March 11th, 2007 12:41pm
Is DNA not in the hair then? Or is it that it breaks down if it's not 'live', or what is the issue?
A q-tip in the crotch might arouse suspicions. I'm just sayin.
March 11th, 2007 1:26pm
Oh by 'rubbermaid', you mean a trash can, you mean to pull old tampons out of the trash? Is that what you're suggesting? Do the DNA labs recommend that?
March 11th, 2007 1:27pm
There's no DNA in the hair itself ... the strand of kerotin or whatever the substance is called will have traces of pot, cocaine, etc, however. There is DNA in the follicle which is the cell that grows the hair. So if you rip out her hair (or if you pick up a strand that fell out), you will get a cell with DNA in it.
Really, watching CSI one knows these kinds of things! Probably using an old toothbrush is enough. I was just being gross with the rubbermaiding comment .. but yeah, there's tons of DNA in her blood. (Funny, I came up with the word before I realized it was a pun, the old noggin does that sometimes).
But beware, she could pull a Delilah on you as well ... take away your strength by analyzing your DNA (perhaps she finds out you have genetic disposition for heart disease or lupus or a carrier gene for some other disease she doesn't want her kids to have).
March 11th, 2007 1:41pm