Parasite that can make you prettier or stupider

“A common parasite can increase a women’s attractiveness to the opposite sex but also make men more stupid, an Australian researcher says.

About 40 per cent of the world’s population is infected with Toxoplasma gondii, including about eight million Australians.”

This from the Sydney Morning Herald. The snarky comment on slashdot.org was “this explains Hollywood” (I was alerted to the story from slashdot).

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One thought on “Parasite that can make you prettier or stupider”

  1. Fascinating — Paul’s weighing the pros and cons, and decided he can stand losing a few IQ points in exchange for more provocative behavior on my part …

    40%! Wow!

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