From Sci-News: According to a team of scien­tists from the Univer­sity of North Carolina and the Univer­sity of Cali­fornia, Los Angeles, different types of happi­ness have surpris­ingly different effects on the human genome. People who have high levels of what is known as eudai­monic well-being — the kind of happi­ness that comes from having a deep sense of purpose and meaning in life (Mother Teresa) — showed very favor­able gene-expres­sion profiles in their immune cells. They had low levels of inflam­ma­tory gene expres­sion and strong expres­sion of antiviral and anti­body genes. · Go to Posi­tive psychology influ­ences gene expres­sion in humans, scien­tists say →