Another type of resilience gene was assessed by researchers at Duke University. It is a slightly more complex thought, but the scientists believe that mu-opioid receptor gene, OPRM1 is responsible for appropriate social interactions in children. It can improve a child's ability to interact with their family even if the child grows up in a problem family (IE. where a parent is an alcoholic or abusive). Children with the OPRM1 receptor gene were able to maintain a relatively happy lifestyle even if they were from one of these families.
I think that the use of buffer genes is promising research. While researchers are still unsure as to how they work, if they can eventually be manually coded-for in humans, they could potentially save a large percentage of the population from potentially debilitating diseases. It's also very interesting about the resilience genes in children. Typically, personality and interactions aren't associated with genetics, but clearly there is a relationship.