My Genes, My Self

My Genes, My Self

How far does our genetic blueprint reach?

The Genetics of Chronic Widespread Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Mind control versus the human genome.

The Genetics of Pain Perception

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Our chromosomes are crying right along with us.

The Tiger Mom in (Scientific) Perspective

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
Chua's arguments seem scientifically plausible. They aren't.

How our genes set us up for mental illness.

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Is mental illness written in our genes?

It's time for a new look at nature and nurture

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Is your future really determined by your genes?

Why You Need to Know Your Family's Mental Health History

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Ask the tough questions, for your health.

Musical Dynasties: It (Genetically) Runs in the Family

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Genetics may account for musical predisposition and ability.

Want to know what "race" is or isn't? Don't ask the dictionary!

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D.
The dictionary should reflect science, not popular usage.

Personalized Medicine: Coming Soon to a Clinic Near You

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
Making medicine personal

A twin study primer

By Jaime Derringer Ph.D.
How we know what we know about heritability in humans

Stigma and the “Othering” of Autism

By Lynne Soraya
Should we hate autism, or accept it?

Don’t reduce everything to nature and nurture

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Genes and environment don’t explain everything. We’re wired by experience.

Does Aging Level the Playing Field?

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Where wallflowers and nerds meet queen bees and quarterbacks.

The Upside of Learning Disabilities

By Donna Flagg
The system is disabled, not the kids

Shyness: Biologically Based? A Mental Disorder? or A Personality Quirk?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
When and how should shyness be treated?

Genetics as Rorschachs: Pondering Our Genes and Our Fate

By Robert Klitzman M.D.
Genetic information is often ambiguous. Our prior beliefs shape our views.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Genetics Statistics

By Thomas J. Leeper PhD
Correlation is not causation. In genetics, all we get are correlations.

My Family Secret, By Ann Hite

By Jennifer Haupt
A daughter deals with abandoning her bipolar mother.

All Politics is Genetic?

By Thomas J. Leeper PhD
New evidence suggests political opinions are influenced by our genetics.

Family’s Mental Health History Offers Surprising Benefits

By Victoria Maxwell
Shame, guilt and anxiety diminish with information.

You Talkin' to Me? You Talkin' to ME?

By Donna Barstow
This workout is the perfect storm.

Stress, Violence and Your Genes

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc
Early childhood stress predisposes to more disease even sooner.

Q&A with Novelist Dan Bardon

By Jennifer Haupt
Author draws on struggles with addiction, recovery, and being a good man

A Genetic Test to Select Your Child’s Sport

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Genetic Testing: Snake oil or a boon for competitive parents?

Leaders: Born or Made?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
The most often-asked question about leadership, and the answer is:

Born That Way: Do Our Genes Determine Our Politics?

By Thomas J. Leeper PhD
A search is underway for a genetic basis of political ideology and behavior.

Intelligence is not (just) Genetic

By Michael W Kraus Ph.D.
Social environments shape genetic influences on intelligence.

Women: Does Orgasm Give You a Hangover?

By Marnia Robinson
Research reveals lingering postcoital cycle in women.