Epigenetics of Personality Traits: An Illustrative Study of Identical Twins Discordant for Risk-Taking Behavior

@article{Kaminsky2008EpigeneticsOP,
  title={Epigenetics of Personality Traits: An Illustrative Study of Identical Twins Discordant for Risk-Taking Behavior},
  author={Zachary A. Kaminsky and Artūras Petronis and Sun-Chong Wang and Brian Levine and Omar Ghaffar and Darlene P. Floden and Anthony Feinstein},
  journal={Twin Research and Human Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={1 - 11}
}
Abstract DNA methylation differences between identical twins could account for phenotypic twin discordance of behavioral traits and diseases. High throughput epigenomic microarray profiling can be a strategy of choice for identification of epigenetic differences in phenotypically different monozygotic (MZ) twins. Epigenomic profiling of a pair of MZ twins with quantified measures of psychometric discordance identified several DNA methylation differences, some of which may have developmental and… 
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