Speaker: Dr. Michael Neale
Title: Optimizing measurement and analysis of complex traits
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Complex traits such as drug abuse and psychiatric disorders typically have many causes and risk factors. These risk factors may be quantitative or qualitative, and their effects may be detected in the distributions of the traits, similar to the way that cosmologists detect exoplanets or solar systems.
Neale, M.C., Aggen, S. H., Maes, H. H., Kubarych, T. S., and Schmitt, J. E. (2006). Methodological issues in the assessment of substance use phenotypes. Addictive behaviors, 31(6):101034