The Body Politic: Biology May Shape Political Views

If conservatives and liberals can't see eye to eye, it may be because their brains are wired differently from birth, according to researchers who have for the first time found a link between people's political leanings and their physiology.

The researchers' report, published in today's issue of the journal Science, suggests that genetic differences may help explain why some people favor capital punishment and the Iraq War, while others support gun control and foreign