Fluctuating dermatoglyphic asymmetry in psychotic twins.

  title={Fluctuating dermatoglyphic asymmetry in psychotic twins.},
  author={Therese Ann Markow and Irving I Gottesman},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={29 1},
Fluctuating asymmetry of bilateral morphological traits is the result of prenatal developmental instability and has been shown to be greater in organisms having more homozygous genotypes (aabb vs. AaBb, for example). This expected increase in fluctuating asymmetry has been found among individuals having a high degree of liability for schizophrenia, as this disorder appears to have a polygenic basis. We tested the additional prediction that the greater genetic liability for schizophrenia… CONTINUE READING

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