Tag Archives: Behaviour

Breakthrough or a threat? Research on genetics of same-sex behaviour ignites ethical debate

By Hannah Thomasy Are sexual preferences genetic? According to a recent paper in Science, the answer is at least partially yes. By screening close to 500,000 DNA samples, researchers identified five locations in the genome that were significantly associated with same-sex sexual behaviour. “This work supports the notion that there is a biological component to… Read More »

Reading with Toddlers Can Reduce Harsh Parenting, Boost Child Behaviour: Study

Toddlers (Photo CRedits: ANI) Washington, May 25: Parents who regularly read with their toddlers are less likely to engage in harsh parenting, enhancing children’s behaviour, a study has found. The study, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, suggests that shared reading facilitates a stronger parent-child bond and less hyperactivity and attention problems… Read More »