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Genetics of anxiety
Wright, Dominic Avian Behavioural Genomics and Physiology Group, Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Linköping University, Sweden.
- Identification of genes
- Chickens used as a novel genomic model for anxiety
- Relevance to humans
- Related Primary Literature
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The identification of genes that affect quantitative traits, or more specifically the identification of polymorphisms (multiple forms) within those genes that give rise to variation, is currently a central goal in biology and promises to advance the understanding of such traits and characteristics greatly. Studies are typically performed in humans and model organisms, but the overall goal is the same: How do genes affect behavior? See also: Behavior genetics; Gene; Genetics; Human genetics; Polymorphism (genetics)
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