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Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Assessing Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health; Hernandez LM, Blazer DG, editors. Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment: Moving Beyond the Nature/Nurture Debate. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.

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Over the course of this study, many individuals were willing to share their expertise, time, and thoughts with the committee. Their contributions invigorated committee deliberations and enhanced the quality of this report.

The study sponsors at the National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the National Human Genome Research Institute, and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences willingly provided information and responded to questions.

Invaluable information was provided by the authors of four commissioned papers: Steve W. Cole, Ph.D. (immunology), Myles S. Faith, Ph.D. and Tanja V.E. Kral, Ph.D. (obesity), Sharon Schwartz, Ph.D. (interactions), and Robert J. Thompson, Jr., Ph.D. (sickle cell disease).

The committee greatly appreciates the input of speakers whose presentations informed committee thinking, including Ronald Abeles, Arthur Beaudet, Sheldon Cohen, Eileen Crimmins, Anna Diez Roux, Ming D. Li, Colleen McBride, Margaret Locke, Brian Pike, and John Sheridan.

The committee was extremely fortunate in its staffing for this study. We wish to thank Lyla M. Hernandez, who did a remarkable job of directing the study. Thanks also go to Andrea Schultz who provided excellent research and administrative assistance to the committee. We are grateful to Christine Hartel for her insights and contributions in the writing of this report. We also wish to thank Andrew Pope for his guidance during the project, David Codrea for his handling of the financial accounting, Mark Chesnek for his cover design, and Sara Maddox for editing the draft document.

Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK19913


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