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A Genetic Epidemiological Study of Behavioral Traits

Author: Najaf Amin
Publisher: Erasmus University Rotterdam 2011-03-23
Edition/Format: Book Book : English
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Human behavioural genetics aims to unravel the genetic and environmental contributions to variations in human behaviour. Behaviour is a complex trait, involving multiple genes that are affected by a variety of other factors. Genetic epidemiological research of behaviour goes back to Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), who systematically studied heredity of human behaviour and mind, introducing major statistical concepts  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Najaf Amin
ISBN: 978-90-5335-382-0
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 6892884829
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Human behavioural genetics aims to unravel the genetic and environmental contributions to variations in human behaviour. Behaviour is a complex trait, involving multiple genes that are affected by a variety of other factors. Genetic epidemiological research of behaviour goes back to Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), who systematically studied heredity of human behaviour and mind, introducing major statistical concepts such as correlation and regression towards the mean. After a brief period in which genetic research of behaviour fell into dismay as a result of its association to eugenics and the Nazi regime, there is at present growing scientific interest in genes and behaviour. Without a doubt, behaviour in humans and animals is for a large part genetically determined1. In this thesis, I have limited myself to a number of diseases and traits.

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