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A general(ist) sense of discomfort

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A recent blogpost in the research policy section on the website of HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council for England) – a place which might well have a creditable claim to the highly-contested title of ‘Nerdiest Corner of the Internet’ – highlights the body’s continuing focus on interdisciplinary research in…

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“So that means there’s nothing you can do about it…?” – Understanding the relationship between aetiology and intervention in psychiatric research

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One of the main challenges associated with conveying findings from behavioural genetic research concerns the relationship between aetiology and intervention. In part, this is because of the widely-held understanding among the lay public that something being “in your genes” means that your fate is sealed. But this challenge is more…

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