Posted by: grokscience | May 7, 2014

Your Genes, Your Brain

th_ef1183f544738c6529a756964e9847cd_palmerph2Most of us know that our genes determine many of our physical characteristics and our risk for various diseases. However, the idea that genes influence personality and risk for psychiatric disorders is not quite as easy to swallow. On this episode, Dr. Abraham Palmer, professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago joins us to discuss psychiatric genetics. We’ll talk about the heritability of personality and psychiatric diseases, and he’ll tell us about his latest study on the genetics of amphetamine response.

Mine are Osh-Kosh… 😉



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