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ERIC Number: EJ1010077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 140
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Child Development and Molecular Genetics: 14 Years Later
Plomin, Robert
Child Development, v84 n1 p104-120 Jan-Feb 2013
Fourteen years ago, the first article on molecular genetics was published in this journal: "Child Development, Molecular Genetics, and What to Do With Genes Once They Are Found" (R. Plomin & M. Rutter, 1998). The goal of the article was to outline what developmentalists can do with genes once they are found. These new directions for developmental research are still relevant today. The problem lies with the phrase "once they are found": It has been much more difficult than expected to identify genes responsible for the heritability of complex traits and common disorders, the so-called "missing heritability" problem. The present article considers reasons for the missing heritability problem and possible solutions. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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