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Origins of magic: review of genetic and epigenetic effects.

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OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence for a genetic basis to magic. DESIGN: Literature review. SETTING: Harry Potter novels of J K Rowling. PARTICIPANTS: Muggles, witches, wizards, and squibs. INTERVENTIONS: Limited. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Family and twin studies, magical ability, and specific magical skills. RESULTS: Magic shows strong evidence of heritability, with familial aggregation and concordance in twins. Evidence suggests magical ability to be a quantitative trait. Specific magical skil...

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10.1136/bmj.39414.582639.be

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
Role:
Author
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.) More from this journal
Volume:
335
Issue:
7633
Pages:
1299-1301
Publication date:
2007-12-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Language:
English
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pubs:22095
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uuid:d3cf9ee9-dd55-4e5b-b408-22220be20d70
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Source identifiers:
22095
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2012-12-19

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