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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

Neural mechanisms of genetic risk for impulsivity and violence in humans
Neurobiological factors contributing to violence in humans remain poorly understood. One approach to this question is examining allelic variation in the X-linked monoamine oxidase A gene, previously associated with impulsive aggression

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

ADHD and Disruptive behavior scores – associations with MAO-A and 5-HTT genes and with platelet MAO-B activity in adolescents
A study of the associations between dimensions of the ADHD/DBD phenotype and Monoamine Oxidase B activity in platelets and polymorphisms in two serotonergic genes: the MAO-A VNTR and the 5-HTT LPR

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated, 10 pages

Genetics of mental retardation
This article presents a critical review of literature on genetics of mental retardation.

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: 3.42, 14 pages

Genes Exert Powerful Effect On Sexual Behavior
New research has shown that the manipulation of a single gene in female fruit flies can make their sexual behavior resemble that of males

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Fighting Like A Girl Or Boy Determined By Gene In Fruit Flies
Fighting like a girl or fighting like a boy is hardwired into fruit fly neurons

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: 3.50

Male-specific Neurons Directly Linked To Gender-specific Behaviors
Research identifies a few critical neurons that initiate sex-specific behaviors in fruit flies and, when masculinized, can elicit male-typical courtship behaviors from females.

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Possible Genetic Causes Of Borderline Personality Disorder Identified
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is more common than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and is estimated to affect 2 percent of the population.

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: 4.33

Specific Gene Found In Adolescent Men With Delinquent Peers
Birds of a feather flock together, according to the old adage, and adolescent males who possess a certain type of variation in a specific gene are more likely to flock to delinquent peers

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: 1.00

For Adolescent Crime Victims, Genetic Factors Play Lead Role
Genes trump environment as the primary reason that some adolescents are more likely than others to be victimized by crime

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: not rated

Same-sex Behavior Seen In Nearly All Animals, Review Finds
Same-sex behavior is a nearly universal phenomenon in the animal kingdom, common across species, from worms to frogs to birds, concludes a new review of existing research.

Date: 23 Jun 2009, Rating: 3.00

Researchers move 2 steps closer to understanding genetic underpinnings of autism
Researchers are one step closer to understanding autism's genetic cause.

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Picky-eater flies losing smell genes
A UC Davis researcher is hot on the scent of some lost fruit fly genes.

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.00

Study of domesticated foxes reveals changes in gene expression as a basis for tame behavior
Researchers have found evidence that dramatic behavioral and physiological changes accompanying tameness may be associated with only limited changes in gene activity in the brain.

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

NIH unprecedented genetic study may help identify people most at risk for alcoholism
Scan of human genome may provide important new tools for prevention and treatment

Date: 11 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

'Personality-gene' makes songbirds curious
Whether you are an anxious type, or a fearless person - such individual differences in personality could be partly due to the genes you carry. In

Date: 10 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.75

Genetics Of Obesity And Of The Response To Chronic Overfeeding
There are considerable individual differences in the response to chronic overfeeding for body mass, body composition and a variety of metabolic phenotypes.

Date: 10 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Survival of the rarest: Fruit flies shed light on the evolution of behaviorSurvival of the rarest: Fruit flies shed light on the evolution of behavior
Sometimes, it pays to be rare—think of a one-of-a-kind diamond, a unique Picasso or the switch-hitter on a baseball team.

Date: 10 Feb 2008, Rating: 3.00

Forward Genetic Analysis of Visual Behavior in Zebrafish
This collection of zebrafish behavioral mutants provides a novel resource for the study of normal vision and its genetic disorders.

Date: 27 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated, 10 pages

Molecular genetics of nicotine dependence and abstinence: whole genome association using 520,000 SNPs
A report in genome wide association in pools of DNAs prepared from nicotine dependent European-American smoking cessation trial participants and control individuals

Date: 27 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

The Genetics of Schizophrenia
The purpose of this article is to provide a high-level review of progress, its limitations, and the implications for clinical research and clinical practice.

Date: 26 Jul 2007, Rating: 3.00, 11 pages