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Our genes, our choices : how genotype and gene interactions affect behavior

Author: David Goldman, M.D.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Are people free to make choices, or do genes determine behavior? Paradoxically, the answer to both questions is "yes," because of neurogenetic individuality, a new theory with profound implications. This theory emerged from gene discoveries by Dr. Goldman and his colleagues which have been recently published in Nature. Genetic studies reveal pathways from DNA to behavior that are helping us understand the diversity
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Goldman, M.D.
ISBN: 9780123969521 0123969522
OCLC Number: 773025118
Description: xvii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Neurogenetic origins of behavior --
Jinn in the genome --
2B or not 2B? --
Stephen Mobley and his X-chromosome --
Dial multifactorial for murder : the intersection of genes and culture --
Distorted capacity I : the measure of the impaired will --
Distorted capacity II: neuropsychiatric diseases and the impaired will --
Inheritance of behavior and genes for behavior : gene wars --
Scientific and historic bases of genethics: who watches the geneticists and by what principles? --
World is double helical --
DNA, RNA, and proteins in a few easy pieces --
Stochastic brain : from DNA blueprint to behavior --
Reintroducing genes and behavior --
Warriors and worriers --
How many genes does it take to make a behavior? --
Genesis and genetics of sexual behavior --
Gene by environment interaction --
Epigenetic revolution : finding the imprint of the environment on the genome --
DNA on trial --
Parents and children : neurogenetic determinism and neurogenetic individuality --
Summing up genetic predictors of behavior.
Other Titles: How genotype and gene interactions affect behavior
Responsibility: David Goldman.

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