Just when you thought the Human Genome Project was getting boring: scientists in Utah have identified the so-called "morality gene" which, under most circumstances, governs the human mind's ability to recognize societal norms and conform with them. Aside from the (I think) frightening potentials that can arise out of this discovery - for example: manipulation of the masses and gene therapy to cause obedience - the fact that we can identify these things is remarkable.
Early research into the Morality Gene has concentrated on the research of Aparteid Era scientists who concentrated mainly on racially motivated research, not unlike the Nazis. Their essentially primitive research capabilities and directives blinded them to new ideas in the field of genetics. However, the latest projects are indicating, bizarrely, the opposite of what they hoped by the racist regime. People belonging to the Caucazoidal groups (northern Europeans, The northern peoples of the Indian Subcontinent etc) have the widest differencials in their genetic makeup. In the majority of them, the Morality Gene appears to be ineffectual in their design. People of the Negroidal groups (Africans and descendants) have the strongest indicators of the Morality Gene - meaning that they are most likely to form communities and promote peace (in simple genetic terms). Who knew?
This is a very simple application of the knowledge that has been acquired through the research, but a vast number of teams are jumping on board to form their own conclusions.