Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 May 2016

304 Pages | 24


ISBN: 9780195171402

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What's Genetic, What's Not, and Why Should We Care?

Kenneth F. Schaffner

  • Contains a theory of models in biology and medicine, including psychiatry, which sees both basic mechanisms in biology and also mental disorders as a family of over-lapping prototypical multilevel causal models
  • The first in-depth philosophical analysis of the implications of the development of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on both common traits of interest and patterns of traits constituting psychiatric disorders
  • Includes quotations from more than a dozen prominent behavioral and psychiatric geneticists whom the author has interviewed in recent years

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