Beyond Nature and Nurture

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Science  16 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5669, pp. 397-399
DOI: 10.1126/science.1095766

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The debate still rages over the influence of nature versus nurture on animal and human behavior. In his Perspective, Robinson describes how to finally move past this dichotomy. Increasing knowledge about gene expression and behavior reveals that DNA is both inherited and environmentally responsive.