Latest Twin study Stories
The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the environment
Most of us are right handed, with only approximately ten percent of the population of the UK, and the world at large, being left handed. But why that is so remains a mystery.
The fact that taller people also tend to be slightly smarter is due in roughly equal parts to two phenomena—the same genes affect both traits and taller people are more likely than average to mate with smarter people and vice versa—according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.
An early age at first drink (AFD) is associated with a greater risk for subsequent alcohol use disorders (AUDs).
The extent to which our development is affected by nature or nurture – our genetic make-up or our environment – may differ depending on where we live.
Genes play a greater role in forming character traits - such as self-control, decision making or sociability - than was previously thought.
The risk of abusing drugs is greater – even for adopted children – if the family environment in which they are raised is dysfunctional.
Both subjective and objective cognitive impairment are highly common among non-demented elderly Swedes, with an overall prevalence of 39 percent and 25 percent respectively, according to a nationwide twin study by researchers at the Aging Research Center of Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
The basis of autism spectrum disorder is long known to have a strong genetic component, however new research is suggesting that environmental factors may play an equally important role in this developmental disorder affecting nearly one in 100 children.
The largest and most rigorous twin study of its kind to date has found that shared environment influences susceptibility to autism more than previously thought.
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