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How genes influence behavior

Author: Jonathan Flint; Ralph J Greenspan; Kenneth S Kendler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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(Publisher-supplied data) How important are genetic influences on behavior? How many genes influence an individual behavior, and how much influence does a single gene have? How do genes interact with the environment to influence the development of behavioral traits? What are the differences between humans and 'simpler' organisms when it comes to the genetic control of behavior? How Genes Influence Behavior is a  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Flint; Ralph J Greenspan; Kenneth S Kendler
OCLC Number: 1176180512
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages : illustrations)
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Schizophrenia - All in the Family? ; 3. Molecular genetics - Linkage Analysis ; 4. Other Human Phenotypes - Genetic Influences on Alcoholism, Depression, and Personality ; 5. Genetic association analysis and candidate genes ; 6. Genome wide association studies ; 7. Model systems: Mice ; 8. Model systems: Genetic Variation in Flies and Worms ; 9. Model Systems: Circadian Rhythms ; 10. Model Systems: Neural Mechanisms of Learning and Memory ; 11. E Pluribus Unum, Ex Uno Plura: Reconciling Single Gene and Multigene Pictures of Behavior ; 12. Methods
Responsibility: Jonathan Flint, Ralph J. Greenspan, Kenneth S. Kendler.

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This book is a unique introduction to behavioral genetics, which offers unparalleled insights into how the topic is probed using evidence from humans and the major model organisms. It also  Read more...

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This is an extremely accessible and fun to read textbook about molecular genetic research into behaviour and psychopathology. The authors have made great efforts to make the subject matter that can Read more...

 
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