Paper: Methods and Assumptions of Research in Behavioral Genetics

http://web.udl.es/usuaris/e4650869/genialitat.cat/continguts/Methods%20in%20Behavior%20Genetics.pdf

Mendelian is…. outdated. Dominant/recessive doesn’t work on the level of behavioural traits we observe, for the same reason there isn’t a “gene for X” as the papers declare, the interactions alone require a great deal of processing power and the outcomes will become clear over the coming decades.
But the gist in this is good.

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…?