Genetics of behavior. From genes to social behavior. Introduction.


WHEN IT COMES TO BEHAVIOR, WE HAVE MOVED BEYOND GENETIC DETERMINISM. Our genes do not lock us into certain ways of acting; rather, genetic influences are complicated and mutable and are only one of many factors affecting behavior. In their editorial, Landis and Insel (p. 821) elaborate on this idea, explaining that proteins encoded by genes direct the… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5903.891