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AVPR1a ain't all that

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanSeptember 6, 2008 11:18 AM


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Language Log has an excellent critique of the media stories around AVPR1a and its effect on male behavior. This sort of media criticism is warranted, but I don't know exactly how headline writing will clearly communicate that a given dependent variable might have myriad independent variables. Huntington's disease was easy to write a headline for; trying to juice up a story about genes which explain 0.3% of the variation in height is going to be a taller order....

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