End of the Road for Genetics/Behavior Claims?


In Discover, Neuroskeptic discusses a new study that “could undermine the concept of ‘endophenotypes’ – and thus derail one of the most promising lines of research in neuroscience and psychiatry.”

“The findings are out now in Psychophysiology,” writes Neuroskeptic. “In a nutshell, the researchers ran seven different genetic studies to try to find the genetic basis of a total of seventeen neurobehavioural traits, also known as ‘endophenotypes’… The results were equally striking – but mainly by their absence.”

Psychiatry: End of the Road for “Endophenotypes”? (Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, December 4, 2014)

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