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intention is to emphasize that scientists must be aware of their biases, because these biases can have
 

Summary: intention is to emphasize that scientists must be
aware of their biases, because these biases can have
a dramatic effect on the outcome of their research.
If technical progress is to be made in the under-
standing of the possible genetic bases of mental
illnesses, then it will be essential that the biases be
explicitly acknowledged and that extreme efforts be
made to overcome their effects on scientific research.
Selectedreferences
1 Sherrington,R. etal. (1988)Nature 336, 164-167
2 Baron,M. etaL (1987)Nature 326, 289-292
3 Egeland,J. A. etaL (1987)Nature 325,783-787
4 Pauls,D. L. (1993)Nature Genet. 3, 4-5
5 Barnes,D. M. (1989)Science 243,313-314
6 Baron,M. et al. (1993)Nature Genet. 3, 49-55
7 Baron,M., Endicott,J.andOtt, J.(1990)Br.J. Psychiatry 157,
645-655
8 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
3rd ed., Revised(1987), American PsychiatricAssociation,
Washington DC, USA

  

Source: Abbott, Laurence - Center for Neurobiology and Behavior & Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine