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Unformatted text preview: Genes and Personality: Williams Syndrome (Video) 1 in 25,000 children are born with it. They are characteristically affectionate and personable, compassionate, gravitate toward people, sociable. Caused by a missing gene from chromosome 7. This shows that our genes have a significant role in our personalities. Williams points this out because there is a set of genes missing from one of a pair of chromosomes and you end up with a specific personality. Behavior genetics: Predicting Individual differences Chromosomes containing DNA are found in the nucleus in every cell of our bodies. 46 Chromosomes, 23 from each mom and dad. Genes: segment of DNA containing the code for a particular protein; determines our individual biological development. Chromosome: threadlike structure made largely of DNA molecules. Humans share 99.9% of the same genes....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08