There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on February 14, 2019 in How We Do It
In primates, dominant males usually copulate more often, but this does not guarantee paternity. Subordinate males may sire infants if their immunity genes provide a better match.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on February 13, 2019 in Canine Corner
Emergency ward admissions for dog bites over a 13-year period serve as a test of the effectiveness of breed-specific legislation.
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on February 12, 2019 in Beastly Behavior
150 years later, Darwin is still under attack from pseudoscientific challenges. Here is why some of us choose to use our time to respond.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
A recommendation of the imprinted brain theory is that a monogamous family is best for all concerned in lessening genetic, psychological, and social conflicts.
By Abigail Fagan on January 29, 2019 in Brainstorm
Genetic clues could reveal which patients will be helped or harmed by antipsychotics.
By David Rettew M.D. on January 26, 2019 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Are the genes that make kids “active” the same ones that make kids “hyperactive?” What about sadness and depression? A new study adds weight to the spectrum model of behavior.
By Harriet A. Washington on January 26, 2019 in Profitable Wonders: Research and the Psyche
Hereditarian James Watson is black: What does this tell us about race and science?
By Devon Frye on January 25, 2019 in Brainstorm
Thinking about genetic risk for obesity-related traits — whether or not that information is true — may trigger placebo and nocebo effects.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on January 23, 2019 in Demystifying Psychiatry
Recent genetic data support the possibility of a common factor underlying multiple psychiatric disorders.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on January 23, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
Five fallacies commonly in circulation obstruct the fundamental truth about genetics, and epigenetics in particular.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on January 21, 2019 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
New research could turn some skeptics into believers.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on January 19, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
The whole controversial issue of racial and ethnic identity is being transformed by individuals having access to their personal DNA data.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on January 13, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the imprinted brain theory which is so simple that it can be explained in a single, thousand-word post.
By Mark Derr on January 02, 2019 in Dog's Best Friend
German theorists take a fresh look at the wolf-to-dog transition.
By Stephen Snyder M.D. on January 02, 2019 in SexualityToday
Many of us have sexual aspects that are more typical of the opposite gender. What's that all about?
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in The Imprinted Brain
As Robert Plomin explains in his new book, Blueprint, DNA determines most of our psychology.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in How To Do Life
An interview with Steve Hsu.
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in Beastly Behavior
Of all the species that have ever walked the earth, we may be the most flawed, but we are certainly the most beautiful.
By Robert Berezin M.D. on November 09, 2018 in The Theater of the Brain
Understanding the role that genetic temperament plays in how specific psychiatric symptoms are created.
By Greg O'Brien on October 31, 2018 in On Pluto
If there were ever a bipartisan cause to unite in a day of polarization, hatred, and violence beyond measure, it is Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
By Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, Ph.D. on October 23, 2018 in Life in the Intersection
DNA tests can identify a person's multiracial ancestry. But multiracial identity is far more complex than a genetic test.
By Warren W Tryon Ph.D. on September 28, 2018 in The Missing Link
Instinct involves inherited behavior. How can behaviors be inherited?
By Robert Plomin Ph.D. on September 27, 2018 in Blueprint
Parents matter a lot in their children’s lives, but DNA is the major systematic force, the blueprint, that makes us who we are.
By Scott Weems Ph.D. on September 21, 2018 in Feed Your Head
For decades IQ scores have been rising, but no more. The question is why.
By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on September 20, 2018 in How We Do It
Attempts to develop a reliable method for pre-selecting a baby’s sex finally succeeded. Sperms with X- or Y-chromosomes can be effectively separated using a cell flow device.