Heritability Wars


The use of statistics to estimate the capability of human behaviors to be genetically transmitted is controversial.

Keywords: heritability; behavior; IQ; statistics; variance


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Bishop T and Sham P (eds.) (2000) Analysis of Multifactorial Disease. Oxford: BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd.

Pak Sham (1998) Statistics in Human Genetics. London: Edward Arnold.

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Wickham, Harvey, and Sham, Pak(Jul 2006) Heritability Wars. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005233]