Criminals are genetically predisposed but triggered

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-06-genes-adversity-linked-crime-incarcerated.html

Doesn’t mention which groups. I wonder why.

“The study is the first in a series that will examine contributions of genetic and environmental variations to . Published in Psychiatric Genetics, this study examines the role of monoamine oxidase A (MAOA), which has been linked to aggression, violence, and various types of childhood adversity in prior research. The study found MAOA genotype interacted with childhood adversity to predict self-reported criminal behavior and arrest rates for both property and .

“These findings indicate that gene-by-environment interactions are important for understanding variation in crime amongst populations with high base rates of criminal activity,” said Todd Armstrong, principal investigator of the study.”

Why do I have a feeling Psychiatric Genetics is going to become a bigger publication over time…?

One response to “Criminals are genetically predisposed but triggered

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