gene related to violence?
Fri Nov 17 03:52:34 EST 1995
mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu wrote:
: In article <BOMINAAR.32.30A0DAA0 at chem.rug.nl>, BOMINAAR at chem.rug.nl writes:
: >>> > > Does anyone know of research being done to identify a gene thought to
: >>> > > cause a predisposition to violent behavior in humans who have it? If so,
: >>> > > where could I get more information?
: >>> >
: I'd bet that a multivariate analysis would show that the primary factor
: associated with violent behavior is being male. So I guess you could say
: that all genes involved in that, from the original male/female
: determination all the way down through genes that are differentially
: expressed by sex "predispose" towards violence.
: What you probably meant was, genes that make some males more violent than
: other males, and for that I have no idea.
: David Mathog
: mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
: Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech
The only entry I know of is work from Dr. H. Brunner, among others,
working at the University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). They showed that in
a certain pedigree a significant correlation exists between male carriers
of gene-mutation and "less controled violence".
The reference should be retrievable via GDB. More info you could perhaps
get via the "list" HUMMOL_GEN, also having a WWW site.
So not that much, but perhaps enough for a start.
Dept. Human Genetics
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