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Blaming Our Genes: The Heritability of Behavior

09/06/2021 11:28 AM | Click to read full article

It’s easy to accept that human disorders such as phenylketonuria or cystic fibrosis or Huntington’s disease have a wholly genetic basis. And you likely have no problem believing that your risk of being afflicted with an illness such as heart disease, diabetes, or colon cancer is influenced by your personal DNA code.

The question of heredity becomes more complicated, however, when we consider complex behaviors.