Friends really are like family, according to genetics study

July 15, 2014 11:13 PM

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Friends really are like family, according to genetics study

"Birds of a feather flock together," says social network researcher James Fowler. "And now we know why."

Compared to strangers living in the same area, people who are friends are much more likely to to share a number of closely related genes, according to a new study co-authored by Fowler, a professor of medical genetics and political science at the University of California, San Diego, who studies the ...

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