Association between the type 4 dopamine receptor gene polymorphism and novelty seeking

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Association between the type 4 dopamine receptor gene polymorphism and novelty seeking
Authors: Liisa Keltikangas-Jarvinen, Marko Elovainio, Mika Kivimaki, Dirk Lichtermann, Jesper Ekelund, Leena Peltonen
Citation: Psychosomatic medicine 65 (3): 471-476. 2003 May-June
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Association between the type 4 dopamine receptor gene polymorphism and novelty seeking reports a personality genetics study on the DRD4 exon 3 VNTR genetic polymorphis and personality traits assessed with the Temperament and Character Inventory.

It is a extreme value design with subject selected based on high and low score on the novelty seeking personality trait. It is inspired from another Finnish study: Association between novelty seeking and the type 4 dopamine receptor gene in a large Finnish cohort sample.

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Number of subjects belong to the genotype/extreme personality groups are given as well as odds ratios are given.

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