Beware of the phony horserace between genes and environments

Sam Trejo, Daphne Oluwaseun Martschenko

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Although Burt provides a valuable critique of the scientific value of integrating genetic data into social science research, she reinforces rather than disrupts the age-old horserace between genetic effects and environmental effects. We must move past this false dichotomy to create a new ontology that recognizes the ways in which genetic and environmental processes are inextricably intertwined.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numbere228
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Sep 11 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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