A genome-wide association study of Cloninger's temperament scales: implications for the evolutionary genetics of personality.

@article{Verweij2010AGA,
  title={A genome-wide association study of Cloninger's temperament scales: implications for the evolutionary genetics of personality.},
  author={Karin J H Verweij and Brendan P. Zietsch and Sarah E. Medland and Scott D Gordon and Beben Benyamin and Dale R. Nyholt and Brian P. McEvoy and Patrick F. Sullivan and A Christopher Heath and Pamela A. F. Madden and Anjali K. Henders and Grant W. Montgomery and Nicholas G. Martin and Naomi R Wray},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={306-17}
}
Variation in personality traits is 30-60% attributed to genetic influences. Attempts to unravel these genetic influences at the molecular level have, so far, been inconclusive. We performed the first genome-wide association study of Cloninger's temperament scales in a sample of 5117 individuals, in order to identify common genetic variants underlying variation in personality. Participants' scores on Harm Avoidance, Novelty Seeking, Reward Dependence, and Persistence were tested for association… CONTINUE READING

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