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Heritability Wars

  1. Harvey Wickham,
  2. Pak Sham

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005233

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How to Cite

Wickham, H. and Sham, P. 2006. Heritability Wars. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

Abstract

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

Keywords:

  • heritability;
  • behavior;
  • IQ;
  • statistics;
  • variance