Social regulation of human gene expression.

  • Steve W. Cole
  • Published 2009 in Current directions in psychological science


Relationships between genes and social behavior have historically been construed as a one-way street, with genes in control. Recent analyses have challenged this view by discovering broad alterations in the expression of human genes as a function of differing socio-environmental conditions. The emerging field of social genomics has begun to identity the types of genes subject to social regulation, the biological signaling pathways mediating those effects, and the genetic polymorphisms that moderate socio-environmental influences on human gene expression.

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@article{Cole2009SocialRO, title={Social regulation of human gene expression.}, author={Steve W. Cole}, journal={Current directions in psychological science}, year={2009}, volume={18 3}, pages={132-137} }