Recent, rapid advances in genomics have made it increasingly inexpensive to measure genetic variation across individuals. These advances have made it possible for health researchers to study how genetic variation relates to health outcomes and for social scientists to begin to study how genetic variation relates to behavioral phenotypes (i.e., behaviors and outcomes), such as educational attainment, subjective well-being, and economic preferences. The USC Dornsife Behavioral and Health Genomics Center brings together leading researchers in the emerging field of social-science genomics. The goal of the center is to conduct genetic research relevant to health and behavior and to produce methodological advances to help improve such research.
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