A person's type of happiness can affect their genes

August 1, 2013 12:59 PM

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A person's happiness can affect their genes and different types of happiness have surprisingly different effects on the human genome, U.S. researchers say.

For the last 10 years, Steven Cole, a University of California, Los Angeles, professor of medicine and a member of the UCLA Cousins Center, and colleagues, including first author Barbara L. Fredrickson at the University of North Carolina, examined how the human genome responds to stress, misery, fea...

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