June 23, 2010

Dr. Harris presents Add Health Research at Genetics and Social Science Conference

Dr. Kathleen Mullan Harris, Director and Principal Investigator of the Add Health study, presented novel findings based on Add Health genetics data at the “Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences” conference in Boulder, Colorado on June 2-3, 2010.

Dr. Harris’ paper titled “The Dopamine Transporter Gene, a Spectrum of Most Common Risky Behaviors, and the Legal Status of the Behaviors” was featured in the opening session of the meeting.  The paper examines the protective effect of the dopamine transporter gene (DAT1) across a spectrum of common risky behaviors including delinquency, sexual activity, smoking, and substance use.

To view Dr. Harris’ PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

To view the scholarly paper on which the presentation was based, please click here.

For more information about the meeting, please visit the Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences conference website.