Social regulation of human gene expression.

TitleSocial regulation of human gene expression.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCole SW
JournalCurr Dir Psychol Sci
Date Published2009 Jun 1

Relationships between genes and social behavior have historically been construed as a one-way street, with genes in control. Recent analyses have challenged this view by discovering broad alterations in the expression of human genes as a function of differing socio-environmental conditions. The emerging field of social genomics has begun to identity the types of genes subject to social regulation, the biological signaling pathways mediating those effects, and the genetic polymorphisms that moderate socio-environmental influences on human gene expression.

Alternate JournalCurr Dir Psychol Sci
PubMed ID21243077
PubMed Central IDPMC3020789
Grant ListR01 CA116778 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States
CA116778-03 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States