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Women 'predisposed to spider fear'


Scientific research out of the United States suggests females are more genetically predisposed to being scared of dangerous creatures such as spiders.

The BBC's World Today programme spoke to lead researcher, Dr David Rakison, from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.


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