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(p. 237) Molecular Trait Psychology: Advancing the Field by Moving From Gene Hunting to Tool Making 

(p. 237) Molecular Trait Psychology: Advancing the Field by Moving From Gene Hunting to Tool Making
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(p. 237) Molecular Trait Psychology: Advancing the Field by Moving From Gene Hunting to Tool Making
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Turhan Canli

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190227074.003.0011
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date: 19 March 2019

This chapter discusses the field of molecular psychology, which applies the tools of molecular biology (e.g., candidate gene studies, genome-wide association studies, optogenetics, genome editing) to the study of behavior and its underlying neural structures and functions. Specifically, the chapter reports on research that applies these tools to personality traits.

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