Imprinted genes, cognition and behaviour.

  title={Imprinted genes, cognition and behaviour.},
  author={Isles and Wilkinson},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={4 8},
The idea that genes can influence behavioural predispositions and their underlying psychological determinants is becoming increasingly tractable. In this article, recent findings are reviewed on a special type of inheritance, related to the transmission of traits via what have been termed 'imprinted' genes. In imprinted genes one allele is silenced according to its parental origin. This results in the inheritance of traits down the maternal or paternal line, in contrast to the more frequent… CONTINUE READING


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