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Criminal Minds: Born or Made?

Scientists are using neuroimaging and genetic testing to uncover biological aggression.
Publish Date: Topic: Tech + EngineeringTech & EngineeringBrand: NOVA ScienceNOWNOVA ScienceNOW

How might genes, brain structure, and environment conspire to make one person a violent criminal and another a rule-abiding citizen? We meet scientists who are using neuroimaging and genetic testing to uncover the biology of aggression—and explore the brain circuitry that could play a key role in the creation of a violent mind.

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