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Behavioral Genetics

Articles on Behavioral Genetics include topics on the role of genetics on animal behavior, as well as, the effects of human disorders and their causes

Behavioral Genetics Articles

Hair-pulling disorder caused by faulty gene in some families
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have identified gene mutations that cause trichotillomania, a psychiatric disorder that triggers people to compulsively pull their hair

Date: 23 Jul 2007, Rating: 4.00

Severe mental retardation gene mutation identified
Genes related to other retardation syndromes are expected to be found

Date: 23 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.50

Genetic roots of bipolar disorder revealed by first genome-wide study of illness
Targeting enzyme produced by a specific gene may lead to better medications

Date: 23 Jul 2007, Rating: 6.00

With Fruit Fly Sex, Researchers Find Mind-body Connection
The finding, made by Brown University biologists, debunks the notion that sexual mind and sexual body are built by separate sets of genes.

Date: 13 Dec 2006, Rating: 9.00

Heredity May Be The Reason Some People Feel Lonely
Heredity helps determine why some adults are persistently lonely, research shows.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.83

Alcohol Researchers Relate a Genetic Factor to Anxiety in Women
Researchers have identified a genetic factor that appears to influence anxiety in women.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.17

Holiday Eating Is An Inherited Trait, Says GSU Psychologist
Genes dictate not only the amount of body fat a person has but also how much they want to be in a particular social situation, and how much they eat while they're there, says psychologist.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 9.00