Behavioral Teratogenesis and Behavioral Mutagenesis: A by Ernest L. Abel (auth.)

By Ernest L. Abel (auth.)

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Paradigms Used in Human Behavioral Genetics Research Family Study Because members of a family are genetically more similar to one another than to strangers, a particular behavioral disorder or characteristic with a genetic basis should occur 36 Chapter 2 more often among family members than among the general public. For instance, if someone in a family is schizophrenic and schizophrenia is due to some genetic factor, other family members should have a greater than chance probability of also being schizophrenic.

Cell. 1987,50. 719727. Wilson, A. , Carlson, S. , and White, T. Biochemical evolution. Annual Review of Biochemistry. 573-639. , and Pauling, L. Molecular disease, evolution, and genetic heterogenecity. In M. Kasha and N. ), Horizons in Biochemistry. New York: Plenum Press, 1962, pp. 189-225. " At best there is a basic skepticism about such influences; at worst, there is a deeprooted philosophical antipathy toward any premise that seems to limit personal achievement. For some critics, acknowledgment of a genetic basis for behavior, regardless of its extent, implies that heredity is destiny; for others, there are sinister motives behind the collection of such data.

Design for Adoptee's Family Study Comparing Relatives of Schizophrenics and Controls a Relatives Biological(B) Probands: Schizophrenics(S) Controls a ~, Groups compared. 3. 7%) 31156 (I. , 1968. 9%). By contrast, the incidence of schizophrenia among biological and adoptive relatives of controls was very low and the incidence was much more similar. A word of caution about this and related studies. Because only hospital records were used in the Kety study many relatives with schizophrenia may have escaped detection.

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