Understandably, few sociologists have the time or interest to be informed about the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of heritability studies or to keep pace with the incredible advances in genetics and epigenetics over the last several years. The present chapter aims to provide interested scholars with information about heritability and heritability estimates of adverse health outcomes in light of recent advances in the biosciences.
The author would like to thank Brea Perry and two anonymous reviewers for valuable comments on earlier drafts of the manuscript, and a special thanks to Kara Hannula for extensive feedback on multiple drafts. The arguments presented herein are entirely those of the author and do not reflect the views of those who provided feedback.
Burt, C. (2015), "Heritability Studies: Methodological Flaws, Invalidated Dogmas, and Changing Paradigms", Genetics, Health and Society (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 1-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1057-629020150000016002Download as .RIS
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