Discovery of first genetic variants associated with finding meaning in life

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For the first time, locations on the human genome have been identified that can explain differences between individuals in finding meaning in life. This is the result of research conducted with over 220,000 individuals by Professor Meike Bartels and Ph.D. student Bart Baselmans from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The researchers identified two genetic variants for finding meaning in life and six genetic variants for happiness. The results were published this week in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.
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(2018-10-04, 05:08 PM)Steve001 Wrote: https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-10...-life.html

For the first time, locations on the human genome have been identified that can explain differences between individuals in finding meaning in life. This is the result of research conducted with over 220,000 individuals by Professor Meike Bartels and Ph.D. student Bart Baselmans from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The researchers identified two genetic variants for finding meaning in life and six genetic variants for happiness. The results were published this week in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.

I'm objecting to the results of this study, Steve as nobody in the UK is happy at the moment. 

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A single study?  A questionairre dependant upon how people subjectively view themselves?  A possible statistical anomaly?  What about interpretation of data?  Where are the follow up studies and replications and scientific consensus?  Not like you to be posting stuff like this Steve001.
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(2018-10-05, 08:43 AM)Brian Wrote: A single study?  A questionairre dependant upon how people subjectively view themselves?  A possible statistical anomaly?  What about interpretation of data?  Where are the follow up studies and replications and scientific consensus?  Not like you to be posting stuff like this Steve001.

Sure is. Look overthe Skeptiko thread "New Stuff in Neuroscience".
(2018-10-04, 05:59 PM)tim Wrote: I'm objecting to the results of this study, Steve as nobody in the UK is happy at the moment. 

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I am from the UK, and I am reasonably happy right now [Image: smile.png]
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