M Luciano

Summary

Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi Replication of reported linkages for dyslexia and spelling and suggestive evidence for novel regions on chromosomes 4 and 17
    Timothy C Bates
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Hum Genet 15:194-203. 2007
  2. doi A study of diabetes mellitus within a large sample of Australian twins
    Julianne Condon
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:28-40. 2008
  3. ncbi Genome-wide scan of IQ finds significant linkage to a quantitative trait locus on 2q
    M Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, Australia
    Behav Genet 36:45-55. 2006
  4. ncbi The genetics of tea and coffee drinking and preference for source of caffeine in a large community sample of Australian twins
    Michelle Luciano
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    Addiction 100:1510-7. 2005
  5. ncbi Effects of SCA1, MJD, and DPRLA triplet repeat polymorphisms on cognitive phenotypes in a normal population of adolescent twins
    M Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:95-100. 2007
  6. ncbi A haplotype spanning KIAA0319 and TTRAP is associated with normal variation in reading and spelling ability
    Michelle Luciano
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Biol Psychiatry 62:811-7. 2007
  7. pmc "No thanks, it keeps me awake": the genetics of coffee-attributed sleep disturbance
    Michelle Luciano
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Sleep 30:1378-86. 2007
  8. ncbi Effect of the BDNF V166M polymorphism on working memory in healthy adolescents
    N K Hansell
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Genes Brain Behav 6:260-8. 2007
  9. ncbi Genetic covariance among measures of information processing speed, working memory, and IQ
    M Luciano
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Behav Genet 31:581-92. 2001
  10. ncbi Genetics of cognition: outline of a collaborative twin study
    M Wright
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Twin Res 4:48-56. 2001

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi Replication of reported linkages for dyslexia and spelling and suggestive evidence for novel regions on chromosomes 4 and 17
    Timothy C Bates
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Eur J Hum Genet 15:194-203. 2007
    ..83, respectively, whereas two regions received little support (6p23-21.3 and 11p15.5). This study also identified two novel linkages at 4p15.33-16.1 and 17p13.3, which received suggestive support (max. lod 2.08 and 1.99, respectively)...
  2. doi A study of diabetes mellitus within a large sample of Australian twins
    Julianne Condon
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:28-40. 2008
    ..The bivariate genetic analysis (under the multifactorial threshold model) estimated the genetic correlation between body mass index (BMI) and T2D to be 0.46, and the environmental correlation at only 0.06...
  3. ncbi Genome-wide scan of IQ finds significant linkage to a quantitative trait locus on 2q
    M Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, Australia
    Behav Genet 36:45-55. 2006
    ..Association studies of candidate genes, particularly those involved in neural transmission and development, will be directed to genes located under the linkage peaks identified in this study...
  4. ncbi The genetics of tea and coffee drinking and preference for source of caffeine in a large community sample of Australian twins
    Michelle Luciano
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    Addiction 100:1510-7. 2005
    ..To investigate the genetic and environmental influences on tea consumption and their commonalities with coffee consumption; and to further examine the genetic and environmental aetiology of preference for tea/coffee...
  5. ncbi Effects of SCA1, MJD, and DPRLA triplet repeat polymorphisms on cognitive phenotypes in a normal population of adolescent twins
    M Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144:95-100. 2007
    ..Given the number of statistical tests performed, it is unlikely that trinucleotide repeat variation in the normal range for these genes influences variation in normal cognition...
  6. ncbi A haplotype spanning KIAA0319 and TTRAP is associated with normal variation in reading and spelling ability
    Michelle Luciano
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Biol Psychiatry 62:811-7. 2007
    ..We aimed to find further support for this gene by examining its association with reading and spelling ability in adolescent twins and their siblings unselected for dyslexia...
  7. pmc "No thanks, it keeps me awake": the genetics of coffee-attributed sleep disturbance
    Michelle Luciano
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Sleep 30:1378-86. 2007
    ..In this study, the heritability of coffee-attributed sleep disturbance and its relationship with other sleep measures were estimated, and chromosomal regions influencing this trait were identified...
  8. ncbi Effect of the BDNF V166M polymorphism on working memory in healthy adolescents
    N K Hansell
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Genes Brain Behav 6:260-8. 2007
    ..05) to detect an association accounting for as little as 2% of the variance in the phenotypes examined. Results indicated that the BDNF V166M polymorphism is not associated with variation in working memory in healthy adolescents...
  9. ncbi Genetic covariance among measures of information processing speed, working memory, and IQ
    M Luciano
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Behav Genet 31:581-92. 2001
    ..26 in females, 0.13 in males; genotypic: 0.34). A significant part of the genetic variance (43%) in IQ was not related to either choice RT or delayed response performance, and may represent higher order cognitive processes...
  10. ncbi Genetics of cognition: outline of a collaborative twin study
    M Wright
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Twin Res 4:48-56. 2001
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  11. ncbi Heritability of NEO PI-R extraversion facets and their relationship with IQ
    Jennifer L Pincombe
    Genetic Epidemiology, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:462-9. 2007
    ..These common genetic effects may stem from a dependence on brain dopamine, a neurotransmitter that has been implicated in both personality and cognition...
  12. doi Genetic covariation among facets of openness to experience and general cognitive ability
    Mark A Wainwright
    Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Post Office Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 11:275-86. 2008
    ..06 to .79. Results were interpreted as suggesting that Openness is related to general cognitive ability (g) through a genetic mechanism and that gengenders a minor but discernable disposition towards Openness for the majority of facets...
  13. pmc Dyslexia and DCDC2: normal variation in reading and spelling is associated with DCDC2 polymorphisms in an Australian population sample
    Penelope A Lind
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Eur J Hum Genet 18:668-73. 2010
    ..This study provides support for DCDC2 as a risk gene for reading disorder, and suggests that this risk factor acts on normally varying reading skill in the general population...
  14. doi No association between Cholinergic Muscarinic Receptor 2 (CHRM2) genetic variation and cognitive abilities in three independent samples
    Penelope A Lind
    Genetic Epidemiology Unit, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, 4029, Australia
    Behav Genet 39:513-23. 2009
    ..No significant association was found between CHRM2 and diverse measures of cognitive ability in any of the samples. In conclusion, this study does not support a role for CHRM2 in cognitive ability...
  15. ncbi A linkage study of academic skills defined by the Queensland core skills test
    Mark A Wainwright
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Post Office Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, QLD, 4029, Australia
    Behav Genet 36:56-64. 2006
    ..The findings suggest that variation in general academic achievement is influenced by genes on chromosome 2 which have broad influence on a variety of cognitive abilities...
  16. ncbi QTLs identified for P3 amplitude in a non-clinical sample: importance of neurodevelopmental and neurotransmitter genes
    Margaret J Wright
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Biol Psychiatry 63:864-73. 2008
    ..The P3(00) event-related potential is an index of processing capacity (P3 amplitude) and stimulus evaluation (P3 latency) as well as a phenotypic marker of various forms of psychopathology where P3 abnormalities have been reported...
  17. ncbi Multivariate genetic analysis of academic skills of the Queensland core skills test and IQ highlight the importance of genetic g
    Mark A Wainwright
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:602-8. 2005
    ..The results suggest that general academic ability, derived from genetic influences and to a lesser extent common environmental influences, is the primary source of variation in component skills of the QCST...
  18. ncbi Genetic and environmental influences on skin pattern deterioration
    Sri Niranjan Shekar
    Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    J Invest Dermatol 125:1119-29. 2005
    ..Melanin content appears to provide a protective effect against skin pattern deterioration, perhaps because of the structural differences in melanosomes between different skin types or the free radical scavenging properties of melanin...
  19. ncbi Exploring the etiology of the association between birthweight and IQ in an adolescent twin sample
    Michelle Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Twin Res 7:62-71. 2004
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  20. ncbi Genetic sources of covariation among P3(00) and online performance variables in a delayed-response working memory task
    Margaret J Wright
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Biol Psychol 61:183-202. 2002
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  21. ncbi Perceptual speed does not cause intelligence, and intelligence does not cause perceptual speed
    Michelle Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    Biol Psychol 70:1-8. 2005
    ..This finding of a common genetic factor provides a better target for identifying genes involved in cognition than genes which are unique to specific traits...
  22. ncbi Effects of dopamine receptor D4 variation on alcohol and tobacco use and on novelty seeking: multivariate linkage and association analysis
    Michelle Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 124:113-23. 2004
    ..We conclude that DRD4 variation does not have an effect on use of alcohol and the problems that arise from it, on smoking, or on novelty seeking behavior...
  23. ncbi The genetic basis of academic achievement on the Queensland Core Skills Test and its shared genetic variance with IQ
    Mark A Wainwright
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Behav Genet 35:133-45. 2005
    ..Covariance between academic achievement on the QCST and psychometric IQ (particularly VIQ) is to a large extent due to common genetic influences...
  24. ncbi A genetic investigation of the covariation among inspection time, choice reaction time, and IQ subtest scores
    Michelle Luciano
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Behav Genet 34:41-50. 2004
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  25. ncbi Genetic and environmental sources of covariance between reading tests used in neuropsychological assessment and IQ subtests
    Mark Wainwright
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Behav Genet 34:365-76. 2004
    ..The heritabilities of the CCRT and SGWRT were 0.54 and 0.65, respectively. Observable covariance between reading assessments used by neuropsychologists to estimate IQ and IQ subtests appears to be largely due to genetic effects...
  26. ncbi Genetic covariation between event-related potential (ERP) and behavioral non-ERP measures of working-memory, processing speed, and IQ
    N K Hansell
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Post Office, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Behav Genet 35:695-706. 2005
    ..e., with working-memory performance) in future multivariate linkage and association analyses of cognitive function...
  27. pmc Common SNPs explain some of the variation in the personality dimensions of neuroticism and extraversion
    A A E Vinkhuyzen
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Transl Psychiatry 2:e102. 2012
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  28. ncbi The ongoing adaptive evolution of ASPM and Microcephalin is not explained by increased intelligence
    Nitzan Mekel-Bobrov
    Department of Human Genetics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 16:600-8. 2007
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  29. pmc A genomewide scan for intelligence identifies quantitative trait loci on 2q and 6p
    Danielle Posthuma
    Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Hum Genet 77:318-26. 2005
    ..3-22.3 (LOD score 3.20 for full-scale IQ and 2.33 for verbal IQ), overlapping marginally with the 6p22.3-21.31 region implicated in reading disability and dyslexia...
  30. doi Happiness is a personal(ity) thing: the genetics of personality and well-being in a representative sample
    Alexander Weiss
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychol Sci 19:205-10. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that subjective well-being is linked to personality by common genes and that personality may form an "affective reserve" relevant to set-point maintenance and changes in set point over time...
  31. ncbi A comparison of twin birthweight data from Australia, the Netherlands, the United States, Japan, and South Korea: are genetic and environmental variations in birthweight similar in Caucasians and East Asians?
    Yoon Mi Hur
    Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:638-48. 2005
    ..Recent molecular findings and specific environmental factors that are subsumed by maternal effects are discussed...
  32. ncbi Sex differences in heritability of BMI: a comparative study of results from twin studies in eight countries
    Karoline Schousboe
    The Danish Twin Registry, Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
    Twin Res 6:409-21. 2003
    ..Furthermore, they suggest that strategies to identify predisposing genes may benefit from taking into account potential sex specific effects...
  33. ncbi Heritability of adult body height: a comparative study of twin cohorts in eight countries
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Twin Res 6:399-408. 2003
    ..Our results indicate that, in general, there are only minor differences in the genetic architecture of height between affluent Caucasian populations, especially among men...