Gene For Left-Handedness Found
This just in to the GIGIG Good News/Bad News desk from the BBC…
“Scientists have discovered the first gene which appears to increase the odds of being left-handed.
The Oxford University-led team believe carrying the gene may also slightly raise the risk of developing psychotic mental illness such as schizophrenia.”
The good doctors don’t want us “lefties” to be alarmed, however. One even said “I don’t think left-handed people should be alarmed.” Easy for him. Like Inigo Montoya and Wesley in “The Princess Bride,” he’s probably not left-handed. Another added, “It is probably a combination of factors, including genetics, problems in childbirth, viral infections, drug use, poverty and urbanization.” Sure, we see the connection. Especially all of that urbanization.
I’m not sure what to think. Maybe I’ll ask that little voice in my head.
Read the whole article here. And don’t miss the compelling accompanying photo.