Talk:Heritability

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Figure 2 of Estimating Heritability Needs Revision[edit]

Shouldn't this diagram (Twin-concordances.jpg) visually reflect the numbers cited in the

Random chance[edit]

From the article: "Factors including genetics, environment and random chance can all contribute to the variation between individuals in their observable characteristics." However, we cannot conclude that random chance actually contributes to this variation. There is no evidence for randomness, only evidence of specific causation to nonrandom factors. It is true that we do not know all of the factors contributing to this variation, but we can attribute that to pure randomness than we can to the hand of god. I propose the edit: "Factors including genetics, environment, and others can all contribute to the variation between individuals in their observable characteristics." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.105.173.201 (talk) 23:28, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

High importance but C class article[edit]

I've been a page watcher of this article for a few years, and I'm amazed how slowly this article improves, and indeed how often it seems to regress. Does anyone reading this article talk page have suggestions for more reliable sources on genetics and related issues? It seems high time to dig into the quality secondary sources and work through a top-to-bottom improvement of this article. Let's discuss what a good improvement process would be. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 02:03, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Just to collaboratively let all of you know, I plan to work on revisions of this article in a user sandbox, based on the sources mentioned on this article talk page (and on many other sources) and gradually add updated sections to this article as I have time to do that. Feel free to let me know how I'm doing as the edits proceed, and feel free to suggest aspects of this article that can be updated and how to bring this article up to good article standards of quality, at least. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 16:38, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Some sources[edit]

I've been looking up sources. I'll try to revise the article soon. Meanwhile, feel free to have a look at these sources.

  • Anholt, Robert R. H.; Mackay, Trudy F. C. (2010). Principles of behavioral genetics. Academic Press. ISBN 978-0-12-372575-2. Lay summary (16 October 2010). 
  • Speicher, Michael R.; Antonarakis, Stylianos E.; Motulsky, Arno G., eds. (2010). Vogel and Motulsky's Human Genetics: Problems and Approaches. Heidelberg: Springer Scientific. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-37654-5. ISBN 978-3-540-37653-8. Lay summary (22 November 2013).  This authoritative textbook includes chapters by Arno G. Motulsky, Stylianos E. Antonarakis, Michael R. Speicher, Michael Dean, Jon F. Robinson, Nicholas Katsanis, Andrew G. Clark, Jacques S. Beckmann, Bernhard Horsthemke, David N. Cooper, George P. Patrinos, Alexandre Alcaïs, Laurent Abel, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Stefan Mundlos, Ian Tomlinson, Romulo Martin Brena, Joseph F. Costello, Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis, Alan H. Bittles, Michael Hofreiter, Ross C. Hardison, Sohini Ramachandran, Hua Tang, Ryan N. Gutenkunst, Carlos D. Bustamante, Sophia S. Wang , Terri H. Beaty, Muin J. Khoury, Nicole M. Walley, Paola Nicoletti, David B. Goldstein, Jonathan Flint, Saffron Willis-Owen, David L. Nelson, Thomas D. Bird, Brett S. Abrahams Daniel H. Geschwind, David Goldman, Francesca Ducci, Michael R. Speicher, Markus M. Nöthen, Sven Cichon, Christine Schmael, Marcella Rietschel, Antonio Baldini, Morgan Tucker, Min Han, Ruth Johnson, Ross Cagan, Heidi G. Parker, Elaine A. Ostrander, Siew Hong Lam, Zhiyuan Gong, Tiemo Grimm, Klaus Zerres, Vivian W. Choi, R. Jude Samulski, Ian Wilmut, Jane Taylor, Paul de Sousa, Richard Anderson, Christopher Shaw, David J. Weatherall, Rachel A. Harte, Donna Karolchik, Robert M. Kuhn, W. James Kent, David Haussler, Xosé M. Fernández, Ewan Birney, Roberta A. Pagon, Ada Hamosh, Johan den Dunnen, Helen V. Firth, Donna R. Maglott, Stephen T. Sherry, Michael Feolo, David Cooper, and Peter Stenson.
  • Plomin, Robert; DeFries, John C.; Knopik, Valerie S.; Jenae M. Neiderhiser (24 September 2012). Behavioral Genetics. Shaun Purcell (Appendix: Statistical Methods in Behaviorial Genetics). Worth Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4292-4215-8. Retrieved 4 September 2013. Lay summary (4 September 2013). 
  • Spinath, Frank M.; Johnson, Wendy (2011). "Chapter 10: Behavior Genetics". In Chamorro-Premuzic, Tomas; von Stumm, Sophie; Furnham, Adrian. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Individual Differences. United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. doi:10.1002/9781444343120. ISBN 978-1-4443-3438-8. Lay summary (10 July 2013). 

Enjoy. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 02:28, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

I just updated one of the references above. Use of these sources would help a lot for improving the article. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 15:18, 16 September 2014 (UTC)