Genomics and behavior - Toward behavioral genomics

ArticleinScience 291(5507):1232-49 · March 2001with28 Reads
Impact Factor: 33.61 · DOI: 10.1126/science.1057264 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    The genetic influences on behavior are even more difficult to tease out than the genetic bases of complex diseases. But

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    discuss how the ultimate availability of the complete genome sequences of many individuals will offer a solution to this problem.
    The sequencing of the human genome has opened the door to obtaining extensive maps of markers for single nucleotide variations
    among people. This information will allow the use of allelic association, a method for identifying the genes that contribute
    to variations in behavior among people and to complex behavioral disorders.