Med Sci (Paris)
Volume 31, Number 1, Janvier 2015
|Page(s)||105 - 108|
|Published online||06 February 2015|
Encore le « gène du crime » ?
Genes for extreme violent behaviour?
UMR 7268 ADÉS, Aix-Marseille, Université/EFS/CNRS, Espace éthique méditerranéen, hôpital d’adultes la Timone, 264, rue Saint-Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
2 CoReBio PACA, case 901, parc scientifique de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France
A new genetic study focussing on the degree of violence in criminals and using both candidate gene and GWAS approaches finds statistically significant associations of extreme violent behaviour with low activity alleles of monoamine oxydase A (MAOA) and with the CD13 gene. However, the alleles implicated are common in the general population, thus they cannot be causal, and only represent potential indicators of increased risk.
© 2015 médecine/sciences – Inserm
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