Scientists Sniff Out the Happiness Gene


happy-peopleScientists at the University of Essex have discovered why some peeps are total Debbie Downers while others are all, “The glass is half full! Woo!” They’ve pinpointed a gene called 5-HTTLPR (um, let’s forget that looks like “HITLER”) that effects your serotonin levels. If you have the short version of it, you’re way more likely to be depressed and listen to The Cure.  If you have the long version, you tend towards kittens and rainbows.

Now, can they just make some drug to stretch that sucker out?


5-HTTLPR = a gene scientists have recently linked to happiness


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