genetics

When we see a toddler showing the first signs of personality, how often are we tempted to say ‘She must get that from her mother’? Such assumptions are quite sensible – after all, our genetic makeup is composed of two copies of 23 chromosomes, one copy inherited from each...

The models of reality that scientists create have tremendous influence over us. Quite rightly, too - at least for most things. But many models – especially in the human sciences - are tentative constructs with foundations in everyday experience. Because of that, overturning...

As humans, we share the vast majority of our genes, but the comparatively few that vary can have consequences on our height, appearance and potentially even educational achievement. In its first annual lecture Learnus, a think tank...

“What”, asks clinical psychologist Oliver James, “would lead to acceptance of the null...

What would lead to acceptance of the null hypothesis of the Human Genome Project as regards psychological traits?

The hypothesis of the Human Genome Project (HGP) was that differences in DNA sequences would significantly explain why one individual is more likely to...

Your main areas of interest are the genetics of sexual orientation and female dysfunction. Is that an easy field to work in?
I think the major advantage I have from working in this specific research field is that there is still so much to be explored,...