Flashcards in G543 - Turning To Crime: Biology - Brunner Deck (10)
What was the aim?
To explain the behaviour of a large family in the Netherlands where the males are affected by borderline mental retardation and abnormal violent behaviour
What experiment was used?
How many of the males from the family did the study closely examine?
5 affected males
What was the data collected from?
How long was data collected for?
What did the urine tests show a deficit of?
Monoamine oxidase A (MAOA)
Where was a mutation identified?
On the X chromosome of the gene responsible for the production of MAOA
What is MAOA involved in?
What is a defect in the gene responsible for the production of MAOA likely to be responsible for?
Mental retardation in the family and this May account for their violent behaviour