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Readership: Undergraduates and beginning graduates studying behavioural genetics as part of a psychology, neuroscience, or animal behaviour degree programme. Also a valuable primer for any academic being exposed to the field for the first time.
Jonathan Flint, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University, Oxford, UK., Ralph J. Greenspan, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA, USA., and Kenneth S. Kendler, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, USA
"This is an extremely accessible and fun to read textbook about molecular genetic research into behaviour and psychopathology. The authors have made great efforts to make the subject matter that can be 'scary' to students, very easy to read. Difficult concepts are explained clearly and the text is full of entertaining anecdotes that are likely to help the students remember the factual content of the chapters." - Dr Essi Viding, University College London
"I found this informative and brilliantly-written. I think students will enjoy learning from this resource which is current, engaging and witty. Two of the best researchers in the field have come together to share their most interesting and exciting career-stories.
" - Dr Alice Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London
"Without question, this is, by far, the best account for non-specialists of how genes influence behaviour.
" - Michael Rutter, Psychological Medicine
"These titans of research have crafted a helpful introduction to the relationship between genes and behavior, an introduction that is also unique for its interdisciplinary approach to genetic questions.
" - Debby Tsuang and Andrew David, The American Journal of Psychiatry
2: Schizophrenia - All in the Family?
3: Molecular genetics - Linkage Analysis
4: Other Human Phenotypes - Genetic Influences on Alcoholism, Depression, and Personality
5: Genetic association analysis and candidate genes
6: Genome wide association studies
7: Model systems: Mice
8: Model systems: Genetic Variation in Flies and Worms
9: Model Systems: Circadian Rhythms
10: Model Systems: Neural Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
11: E Pluribus Unum, Ex Uno Plura: Reconciling Single Gene and Multigene Pictures of Behavior