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Your Genes, Your Brain -- Groks Science Show 2014-05-07

From: Charles Lee
Series: Groks Science Radio Show
Length: 30:56

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Dr. Abraham Palmer discusses psychiatric genetics.

Grokscience_small Most of us know that our genes determine many of our physical characteristics and our risk for various diseases. However, the idea that genes influence personality and risk for psychiatric disorders is not quite as easy to swallow. Today, Dr. Abraham Palmer, professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago joins us to discuss psychiatric genetics. We’ll talk about the heritability of personality and psychiatric diseases, and he’ll tell us about his latest study on the genetics of amphetamine response. 

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Most of us know that our genes determine many of our physical characteristics and our risk for various diseases. However, the idea that genes influence personality and risk for psychiatric disorders is not quite as easy to swallow. Today, Dr. Abraham Palmer, professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago joins us to discuss psychiatric genetics. We’ll talk about the heritability of personality and psychiatric diseases, and he’ll tell us about his latest study on the genetics of amphetamine response.