Genetic influence on the human brain

D. Reese McKay, Anderson M. Winkler, Peter Kochunov, Emma E.M. Knowles, Emma Sprooten, Peter T. Fox, John Blangero, David C. Glahn

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Despite rapid advancements and widespread interest, the field of imaging-genetics is neither mature nor secure. Although single-gene implications related to prevalent disorders continue to attract the lion’s share of attention, of far greater importance for the maturation and longevity of the field is an established foundation regarding how genes influence basic neuroscience. The genetic search space is finite and defined; the neuroscience component is anything but. Therefore, the greatest limitation is our ability to translate image-based features into neuroscientific phenotypes. The field will fully emerge only if laboratories capable of doing imaging-genetics research perceive the need to define fundamental neuroscience in terms of genetic elements. To make progress toward this overarching goal, there is urgent need for a systematic program of discovery based on genetic underpinnings of brain function. This chapter details the efforts of the Genetics of Brain Structure and Function (GOBS) project to build such a program of discovery.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Título de la publicación alojadaGenome Mapping and Genomics in Human and Non-Human Primates
EditorialSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Número de páginas12
ISBN (versión digital)9783662463062
ISBN (versión impresa)9783662463055
EstadoPublished - ene 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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