Reading and Writing

, Volume 20, Issue 1–2, pp 1–11

Introduction to the special issue on genes, environment, and reading

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Abstract

This introduction to the special issue on Genes, Environment, and Reading presents an overview of the background for behavior- and molecular-genetic research on dyslexia and individual differences across the normal range. The general methods, questions addressed, and selected results are summarized for each of the papers in the order of their presentation in the special issue. Concluding comments reflect on the influence of environmental range on estimates of genetic and environmental influences, and the future of behavior- and molecular-genetic research on reading.

Keywords

Dyslexia Environment Genes Individual differences Reading Twins 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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