Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior
This genome-wide association study of same-sex sexual behavior identifies loci associated with human sexual orientation that suggest links to biological pathways that involve sex hormone regulation and olfaction and investigates the biology and complexity of the trait.
Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans
The results imply that mate choice, combined with widespread pleiotropy among traits, affects the genomic architecture of traits in humans.
Do shared etiological factors contribute to the relationship between sexual orientation and depression?
Non-heterosexual men and women had elevated rates of lifetime depression, partly due to shared etiological factors, although causality cannot be definitively resolved.
A genome-wide association study of Cloninger's temperament scales: Implications for the evolutionary genetics of personality
Genetic and environmental influences on cannabis use initiation and problematic use: a meta-analysis of twin studies.
Vulnerability to both cannabis use initiation and problematic use was influenced significantly by A, C and E, and there was a trend for a greater C and lesser A component for Cannabis use initiation compared to problematic use for females.
Genetic correlates of social stratification in Great Britain
The results are consistent with the hypothesis that social stratification leaves visible marks in geographic arrangements of common allele frequencies and gene–environment correlations, and the geographical distribution of polygenic scores for educational attainment and other complex traits resembles the geographic distribution of economic differences.
Common and specific genetic influences on EEG power bands delta, theta, alpha, and beta
Experimental evidence that women's mate preferences are directly influenced by cues of pathogen prevalence and resource scarcity
The findings of this study suggest that environmental factors may directly influence women's mate preferences owing to evolved plasticity, such that mate preferences are flexible in response to environmental factors.
NO RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTELLIGENCE AND FACIAL ATTRACTIVENESS IN A LARGE, GENETICALLY INFORMATIVE SAMPLE.
MAINTENANCE OF GENETIC VARIATION IN HUMAN PERSONALITY: TESTING EVOLUTIONARY MODELS BY ESTIMATING HERITABILITY DUE TO COMMON CAUSAL VARIANTS AND INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF DISTANT INBREEDING
- K. Verweij, Jian Yang, B. Zietsch
- Biology, PsychologyEvolution; international journal of organic…
- 1 October 2012
Using genome‐wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data from > 8000 individuals, it is estimated that little variation in the Cloninger personality dimensions (7.2% on average) is due to the combined effect of common, additive genetic variants across the genome, suggesting that most heritable variation in personality isDue to rare variant effects and/or a combination of dominance and epistasis.