gene-environment interaction


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gene-environment interaction

A term used to indicate that an effect is due to a mixture of environmental factors (nurture) and genetic factors (nature). Most traits show gene-environment interactions, such as myopia, IQ test results, skin colour etc. Blood type and iris colour are predominantly genetically transmitted, whereas language is predominantly environmental. See biological-statistical theory; nativist theory.
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Given the gene-environment interaction identified, we performed genotype stratified analyses in the combined sample (discovery and replication) as well as additional explorative analyses assessing the robustness of the observed [PM.
The literature surrounding specific gene-environment interactions in the area of alcohol use has developed largely independently of the latent gene-environment interaction literature reviewed above.
Detecting, characterizing, and interpreting gene-gene and gene-environment interactions as risk factors for alcoholism is an important first step in a systems genetics approach that combines genomimics (2) and proteomics (3) data with methods to understand how biological processes work together to determine human health.
We then controlled the false discovery rate (FDR) for the gene-environment interaction terms at q < 0.
Using twin studies conducted in Finland and other countries, researchers have analyzed the specific genetic and environmental influences as well as the gene-environment interactions that shape drinking behavior in adolescence.
Gene-environment interactions in developmental psychopathology.
Longitudinal studies of gene-environment interaction in common diseases--good value for money?
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms whereby gene-environment interactions mediate chronic, progressive neurodegenerative processes in Parkinson's disease (PD)--the second most common neurodegenerative disease--remain elusive.
The rest of the book is more appropriate for researchers and clinicians, with sections on general concepts of gene-environment interaction in child development, and disorder-based examples of the interaction of genetic and environmental factors over time.
Interestingly, this gene-environment interaction appeared to be especially important for male participants and not female children in the sample.
This finding appears to be the first example of gene-environment interaction in autism," said senior author Irva Hertz-Picciotto.