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In the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry according to a study.

Biological processes play a key role in the genesis of antisocial behavior with particular evidence of human brain involvement and contribution of genetic and early environmental risk factors, including prenatal factors, according to background info in the article. Provided the links between deficits in a brain region called the prefrontal cortical and antisocial behavior and between your enzyme catechol O-methyltranferase and prefrontal cortical working, the authors claim that a variant of the COMT gene may be associated with antisocial behavior. Related StoriesPerisylvian polymicrogyria gene foundResearchers identify inherited gene variation connected with pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemiaApoE4-carrying guys with Alzheimer's disease at risk of brain bleedsAnita Thapar, M.D., of Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, and co-workers looked for the presence of a variant in the COMT gene in 240 British children, aged five to 14 years with ADHD or hyperkinetic disorder who are in high risk for early-beginning point antisocial behavior.