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Genes, behavior, and the social environment : moving beyond the nature/nurture debate / Lyla M. Hernandez and Dan G. Blazer, editors ; Committee on Assessing Interactions, Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health, Board on Health Sciences Policy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-309-10196-4 (pbk.) — ISBN 0-309-66045-9 (PDFs)
1. Behavior genetics. 2. Medical genetics. 3. Nature and nurture. 4. Human genetics—Research. I. Hernandez, Lyla M. II. Blazer, Dan G. (Dan German), 1944- . III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Assessing Interactions, Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health.
[DNLM: 1. Genetics, Behavioral. 2. Sociobiology. QU 450 G3266 2006]
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