Heritability and linkage analysis of hand, foot, and eye preference in Mexican Americans

  title={Heritability and linkage analysis of hand, foot, and eye preference in Mexican Americans},
  author={D. Warren and M. Stern and R. Duggirala and T. Dyer and L. Almasy},
  pages={508 - 524}
  • D. Warren, M. Stern, +2 authors L. Almasy
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Laterality
  • Functional lateralities are of interest due to their relationship with cerebral lateralisation and language development. However, genes influencing sidedness remain elusive. We measured direction and consistency of hand, foot, and eye preference in 584 Mexican-Americans from families participating in the San Antonio Family Diabetes/Gallbladder Study. Using maximum-likelihood-based variance components methods, we estimated weak (.11 ≤ h2≤.17) but significant heritability for foot preference, eye… CONTINUE READING
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