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Visualizing genetic similarity at the symptom level: The example of learning disabilities

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155 - 157
Number of pages3
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Psychological traits and disorders are often interrelated through shared genetic influences. A combination of maximum-likelihood structural equation modelling and multidimensional scaling enables us to open a window onto the genetic architecture at the symptom level, rather than at the level of latent genetic factors. We illustrate this approach using a study of cognitive abilities involving over 5,000 pairs of twins.

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