Here’s a pointer to a reality check on the scientific literature and genetics … especially when it comes to behavioral genetics.
Finally, we extend a plea to science writers: before writing about any article claiming a genetic association, it’s worth doing some simple sanity checks. Is the sample large enough to capture the typically tiny effect sizes we expect to see for complex human traits?
I do … and will … try and keep this in mind. The genome (and your brain) are very interesting places … but interesting ain’t necessarily the same thang as informative.