The "Neuro" in Neurogenetics

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Science  07 Nov 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5903, pp. 821
DOI: 10.1126/science.1167707

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This issue of Science features a special section (see page 891) that focuses on an emerging area of neurogenetics--the effort to link genomics and behavior. We are all intrigued by the notion that genomics may yield "simple" explanations for complex behaviors, including our own. The power of genomics has already revealed new insights into human disease and development. So what lessons has this new field taught us so far about behavior, and what can we look forward to in the coming decade?