Bringing the Person into Research on Gene-Environment Interplay

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Quantitative genetic studies have firmly established that virtually all complex traits are heritable. The question is how genes act to establish individual differences. Researchers are now beginning to investigate the complex, reciprocal transactions between genes and environments, and these studies are starting to point to the mechanisms that underlie health and behaviour. These studies highlight the importance of individual differences in personality and perceptions in bridging genes and environments. However, research on gene-environment interplay is in its infancy, and researchers should be cautious of overstating its implications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276 - 277
Number of pages2
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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