Genes and human behavior: towards a new determinism on genetic basis?

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Andrea De Giacomo
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/En3
Language English Pages 12 P. 13-24 File size 283 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2010-003003-ing
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Multiple experimental evidence now indicates that several traits of human personality, among which temperament, social behavior, sexual preference and drug addiction are, in great part, inherited. Molecular genetics is moving to define which genetic variations are responsible for these traits and to precisely define their causative role. The patent genetic component of our behavior and our personal choices has inevitable ethical, moral and social consequences.

Keywords: Behavior, DNA, Genes, Psychiatric disorders, Sex, temperament

Andrea De Giacomo, Genes and human behavior: towards a new determinism on genetic basis? in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" En3/2010, pp 13-24, DOI: 10.3280/SES2010-003003-ing