The heritability of testosterone: a study of Dutch adolescent twins and their parents.

  title={The heritability of testosterone: a study of Dutch adolescent twins and their parents.},
  author={Julie Aitken Harris and Philip A. Vernon and Dorret I. Boomsma},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  volume={28 3},
The heritability of total plasma testosterone levels, determined from blood samples, was examined in 160 adolescent twin pairs and their parents. Subjects were tested as part of a larger study of cardiovascular risk factors, conducted in Amsterdam. Each subject provided a sample of blood which was assayed to measure testosterone concentrations. Correlations of testosterone in monozygotic twins were higher than in dizygotic twins. No resemblance was found between testosterone values in fathers… CONTINUE READING

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