Genomic Influences on Behavior

4 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2018

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Paul Cottrell

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Date Written: February 12, 2018


There have been many investigations on the linkage between genetics and aggression. Some work has been conducted with the monoamine oxidase A gene (MAOA) and behavioral aggression (McDermott et al., 2009). With many genetic experiments Drosophila melanogaster as been a reliable model in gaining understanding on genotype and phenotype correlations. It has been shown that the fru gene is critically involved in sex-specific patterns of aggression and forming dominance (Vrontou et al., 2006). Through fMRI studies of genetic variants, the serotonin pathway many be useful in understanding the coupling of genetics, brain physiology and aggressive behavior (Craig and Halton, 2009). Below will go into a little more detail of genomic influence on human behavior and the social implications.

Keywords: Genetics, Behavior, fMRI

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