Center Seminar: Monday, November 9, 2015 12:00-1:00pm
The Genetic Architecture of Antisocial Violence: Science Fact and Science Fiction
Joshua W. Buckholtz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University; and
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
The heritability of antisocial behavior has been recognized since biblical times, and modern genomics research has identified several putative “risk” genes. The most well-characterized of these – MAOA – has garnered considerable attention as a potential genetic biomarker for violence. Here, I will discuss what is known about the neurobiology of violence generally, and MAOA specifically, and will detail how this knowledge can inform discussion of related ethical, legal and social issues.
Board Room #6601
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032