By Kenneth F. Schaffner
This paintings presents an outline of the hot historical past and method of behavioral genetics and psychiatric genetics. the point of view is basically philosophical and addresses quite a lot of concerns, together with genetic reductionism and determinism, 'free will,' and quantitative and molecular genetics.
summary: This paintings presents an outline of the new background and technique of behavioral genetics and psychiatric genetics. the point of view is basically philosophical and addresses quite a lot of matters, together with genetic reductionism and determinism, 'free will,' and quantitative and molecular genetics
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BG: Twin studies give us a way to infer genetic and environmental contributions to quantitative traits, like heights, weights, and verbal reasoning scores. Typically we do not have any identified genes or genotypes that we can directly assess in the latter cases. We used the amount of shared genetic variance found in identical versus fraternal twins and their scores on some quantitative trait of interest to portion out how much was genetic, and how much was common environment and nonshared environment.
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