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Personality Disorders Part 2

Personality Disorders Part 2 Some personality disorders are commonly associated with dramatic, overly emotional or unpredictable thinking or behavior. These disorders include antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. Antisocial Personality Disorder Disregard for others’ needs or feelings Constant lying, stealing, using aliases, conning others Repeated problems with the …

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Human Health and Disease Susceptibility

Human health and disease susceptibility dominated studies for much of the twentieth century. The majority of these studies focused on identifying single genetic and environmental agents that could explain genetic variations, human health, and disease susceptibility. This new century has been characterized by huge advances in our understanding of Mendelian disorders with severe clinical outcomes. …

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Understanding the Genetic Roots of Marijuana Use

Research on marijuana use disorders has greatly expanded as more states legalize marijuana use. This includes studies that help uncover the connections between genetic roots and marijuana use disorders. An international team of researchers and scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found two regions in our DNA that are believed to …

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Genetics of Populations as Related to Health and Disease

Specific diseases and health issues can be directly connected to the genetics of populations. The distribution of genetic variations differ greatly among human populations. This is largely due to their historical patterns of mutation, migration, reproduction, mating, selection, and genetic drift. Inherited mutations usually occur during gametogenesis within a single individual and eventually passed onto …

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