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Multitasking Gene May Help Drone Operators Control Robotic Swarms

By Jeremy Hsu Scientific American Aug 26, 2014 A genetic variant that keeps dopamine levels high could lead to personalized training and also benefit personnel in ... Read more »

The Ethics of How to Manage Incidental Findings

By Carolyn Ells and Brett D. Thombs Canadian Medical Association Journal June 10, 2014 Incidental findings are becoming increasingly common as advanced medical technologies are used in ... Read more »

Rare Copy Number Variation in Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder

Colm O’Dushlaine, Stephan Ripke & Douglas M. Ruderfer, et al. Biological Psychiatry October 1, 2014 Volume 76, Issue 7 pp 536-541 Background While antidepressant treatment response appears to ... Read more »

Genetic Studies of Major Depressive Disorder: Why Are There No Genome-wide Association Study Findings and What Can We Do About It?

Douglas F. Levinsonemail, Sara Mostafavi, Yuri Milaneschi, Margarita Rivera, Stephan Ripke, Naomi R. Wray & Patrick F. Sullivan Biological Psychiatry Volume 76, Issue 7 pp 510-512. ... Read more »

Genotype-Environment Correlation in the Era of DNA

Robert Plomin September 2014 Behavior Genetics Abstract One of John Loehlin’s many contributions to the field of behavioral genetics involves gene-environment (GE) correlation. The empirical base for ... Read more »

Gene×Environment Interactions in Early Externalizing Behaviors: Parental Emotional Support and Socioeconomic Context as Moderators of Genetic Influences?

Amanda K. Cheung, Kathryn Paige Harden, & Elliot M. Tucker-Drob Behavior Genetics September 2014 Volume 44, Issue 5 Abstract This study uses longitudinal population-based samples of young siblings ... Read more »

Problems and Pit-Falls in Testing for G × E and Epistasis in Candidate Gene Studies of Human Behavior

Lindon Eaves & Brad Verhulst Behavior Genetics September 2014 Abstract Conclusions about the genetic architecture of a phenotype relating to the contributions of genetic additivity, dominance, epistasis ... Read more »

Candidate Genes for Aggression and Antisocial Behavior: A Meta-analysis of Association Studies of the 5HTTLPR and MAOA-uVNTR

Courtney A. Ficks & Irwin D. Waldman September 2014 Behavior Genetics Volume 44, Issue 5 pp. 427-444 Abstract Variation in central serotonin levels due to genetic mutations or experimental ... Read more »

‘Smart genes’ prove elusive

By Ewen Callaway September 8, 2014 Nature Study of more than 100,000 people finds three genetic variants for IQ — but their effects are maddeningly small. Click here ... Read more »

Brain Genetics Paper Retracted

By Anna Azvolinsky The Scientist September 4, 2014 A study that identified genes linked to communication between different areas of the brain has been retracted by its ... Read more »
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