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Imprinted X-linked genes, 'feminine intuition' and the public (mis)understanding of science

Scourfield, Jonathan and McGuffin, P. 1997. Imprinted X-linked genes, 'feminine intuition' and the public (mis)understanding of science. Molecular Psychiatry 2 (5) , pp. 385-386. 10.1038/

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The report of an imprinted locus on the X chromosome influencing social behaviour was taken up with fervour by the media and reported in a way which neglected the reality of multifactorial complexity and the interplay between genetic and environmental contributors to gender differences. We summarize the background scientific details of the study and discuss the media reporting of those findings.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
ISSN: 1359-4184
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 23:49

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