Tagged: heritability

A new study on the heritability of autism spectrum disorder - Unsorted

Alison Campbell Jul 25, 2019

Science has known for a while now that there is a strong genetic component in autism spectrum disorders (ASD), although those opposed to vaccination tend to deny this. (David Gorski points this out in his commentary on this new 2019 paper.) In this paper, Bai et al. cite data from a meta-analysis of twin studies that estimated the heritability … Read More

Wealth heritability - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 27, 2015

Swedish income and wealth are strongly heritable, as measured by differences between monozygotic and dizygotic twin outcome variances.These patterns of correlations illustrate Turkheimer's (2000) three “laws” of behavior genetics, which are not theoretical necessities, but rather stylized facts that summarize the broad pattern of empirical findings in several decades of behavior genetics studies. The first law states that … Read More