Thursday, March 28, 2013
What is the relationship between genes, cells, and behavior?
The relationship between genes, cells, and behavior is critical to the interactions between genes and cells, which have an impact on behavior. Directly genes do not specify behavior, rather, genes encode proteins, which are unique to certain types of cells. Such as neurons, and gives the cells their character making a neuron different from other cells. Genes and cells build and govern brain functioning, which expresses behavior. Brain activity, development, and behavior depend on the interactions of genes and cells and on influences which are environmental and inherited, which impact brain gene expression and behavior (NCBI, 2011).
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NCBI. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3052688/