Mapping Personality Traits to Genes
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001414|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Previous research involving families, twins, and adoption all support the idea that there is a substantial heritable aspect to personality.
The goal of this research study is to determine how genetics influence heritable personality traits. The work will focus on how genetics affect the chemical messengers which brain cells use to communicate with each other (neurotransmitters).
The study involves collecting personality data and DNA samples from related individuals, primarily male siblings and female siblings, but also including parents. Genetic tests performed on these samples will continue to focus on variations in genes, which potentially effect brain neurotransmission.
This research has the potential to advance knowledge of genetic influences on human behavior that may be relevant both to normal personality and to psychopathology.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||2400 participants|
|Official Title:||Mapping Personality Traits to Genes|
|Study Start Date :||April 1994|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2002|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001414
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|