I just looked more
carefully at the Turkheimer article that I sent out. I still think
it is kind of amazing that this group came out with a zero heritability
conclusion, but there are a number of things about the article that are
not good. Yjey aren't telling us anything, but it shows how some in
the field are backing away from the very strong statements.
Turkheimer is known for talking about the "gloomy prospect" for
Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School
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Recent books and articles:
My book, a memoir entitled:
Making Genes, Making Waves: A
Social Activist in Science, Harvard University
Copies conformes ou copies qu'on
forme ? J. Beckwith. Sciences et Avenir
Hors-SÚrie #149, p.71 (2006)
Should we make a fuss? A case for
social responsibility in science. F. Huang and J.
Beckwith, Nature Biotechnology. 23:1479-1480 (2005).
Whither Human Behavioral
Genetics, J. Beckwith in
Behavioral Genetics: Ethics, Science, and Public
Conversation, eds. E. Parens, A. Chapman and N.
Press. Johns Hopkins University Press (2005)