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Genetic Linkage

The Crime Gene Revisited

"Research shows genes influence criminal behavior," proclaims a January 25 news release, setting my genetic determinism detector on high alert.

I flashed back to the cover of the May 18, 1970 Newsweek, “Congenital Criminals?” which probed the work of Patricia Jacobs. Here’s what my human genetics textbook says on the study provoking the 1970 headline:  Read More 
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Twin Study Supports Parkinson’s-Solvent Link



In this age of genome sequencing, it’s refreshing to read about the continuing power of a simple tool of genetics: the twin study. But in reporting a new study linking long-term exposure to  Read More 
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