Behavioural genetics  

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Behavioural genetics is the field of study that examines the role of genetics in animal (including human) behaviour. Often associated with the idea of "nature versus nurture", behavioural genetics is highly interdisciplinary, involving contributions from biology, genetics, ethology, psychology, and statistics. Behavioural geneticists study the inheritance of behavioural traits, often using the twin study or adoption study as a tool in humans, or breeding, transgenesis, or gene knockout techniques in animal genetics; psychiatric genetics is a closely related field.

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