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A duplication of part of chromosome 15q, apparently inherited in a non-Mendelian fashion, has been found to be strongly associated with phobic disorders. This unusual genetic mechanism may partly explain the heritability of phobias and other complex traits.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

13/11/2001

Volume

11

Pages

R907 - R909

Keywords

Chromosome Aberrations, Chromosomes, Human, Pair 15, Gene Duplication, Genetic Linkage, Humans, Joint Instability, Phobic Disorders