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Genetics of Complex Traits in Psychiatry

By Joel Gelernter Biological Psychiatry January 2015 Abstract Virtually all psychiatric traits are genetically complex. This article discusses the genetics of complex traits in psychiatry. The complexity is ... Read more »

Genetic and environmental contributions to relationships and divorce attitudes

By Peter K. Hatemia, , , Rose McDermottb, Lindon Eavesc, d Personality and Individual Differences Volume 72 January 2015 Abstract Attitudes toward divorce are believed to play a critical ... Read more »

Prenatal Stress and Adult Drug-Seeking Behavior: Interactions with Genes and Relation to Nondrug-Related Behavior

By Tod E. Kippin, Jaonnalee C. Campbell, Kyle Ploense, Chris P. Knight, Jared Bagley Perinatal Programming of Neurodevelopmet Advances in Neurology Volume 10, 2015 Abstract Addiction inflicts large personal, ... Read more »

23andMe and Genentech to Analyze Genomic Data for Parkinson’s Disease

23andMe January 6, 2015 New program will support the identification of novel drug targets to treat Parkinson’s disease Click here for full press release Read more »

The Big Five Personality Traits: Psychological Entities or Statistical Constructs?

By Sanja Franić, Denny Borsboom, Conor V. Dolan, Dorret I. Boomsma Behavior Genetics November 2014 Abstract The present study employed multivariate genetic item-level analyses to examine the ontology ... Read more »

Genetic Relationship Between the Addiction Diagnosis in Adults and Their Childhood Measure of Addiction Liability

Michael Vanyukov et al. Behavior Genetics January 2015 Abstract Transmissible liability index (TLI), developed employing a high-risk design and item response theory, enables quantification of the latent ... Read more »

Intellectual disability: novel mutations in DEAF1 cause speech impairment and behavioral problems

By S. Waltl Clinical Genetics 2014 Abstract Mutations affecting the SAND domain of DEAF1 cause intellectual disability with severe speech impairment and behavioral problems Click here for full ... Read more »

Multifactorial beliefs about the role of genetics and behavior in common health conditions: prevalence and associations with participant characteristics and engagement in health behaviors

By Erika A. Waters, Jaclyn Muff, & Jada G. Hamilton Genetics in Medicine Volume 16, Issue 12 Abstract Purpose: Many common health conditions arise due to a combination ... Read more »

Mutations Affecting the SAND Domain of DEAF1 Cause Intellectual Disability with Severe Speech Impairment and Behavioral Problems

By Anneke T. Vulto-van Silfhout et al. American Journal of Human Genetics January 2015 Volume 96, Issue 1 Abstract Recently, we identified in two individuals with intellectual disability ... Read more »

Impact of Behavioral Genetic Evidence on the Perceptions and Dispositions of Child Abuse Victims

By Raad R. Appelbaum P.S. Public Health Genomics 2015 Abstract Background: Behavioral genetic research is beginning to elucidate some of the genetic contributions to human behaviors - including ... Read more »
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