Rethinking Behavior Genetics

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Science  04 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5591, pp. 71-72
DOI: 10.1126/science.1077582

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Studies of the genetics of behavior have centered on identifying a single gene connected with a particular trait. However, as Dean Hamer explains in his Perspective, the complexity of human behavior necessitates more sophisticated approaches to unraveling the gene networks associated with particular behavioral traits.