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University of California Genetics of Absolute Pitch Study

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Articles published in Scientific Journals:

Absolute Pitch Twin Study and Segregation Analysis
Elizabeth Theusch and Jane Gitschier.
TWIN RESEARCH AND HUMAN GENETICS (2011) 14: 173-178.

Genome-wide Study of Families with Absolute Pitch Reveals Linkage to 8q24.21 and Locus Heterogeneity
Elizabeth Theusch, Analabha Basu, and Jane Gitschier.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS (2009) 85: 112-119.

Dichotomy and Perceptual Distortions in Absolute Pitch Ability
E. Alexandra Athos, Barbara Levinson, Amy Kistler, Jason Zemansky, Alan Bostrom, Nelson Freimer, and Jane Gitschier.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, U.S.A. (2007) 104: 14795-14800.

Absolute Pitch: A Special Group of Ears
Commentary by Dennis T. Drayna
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, U.S.A. (2007) 104: 14549-14550.

Familial Aggregation of Absolute Pitch
Siamak Baharloo, Susan K. Service, Neil Risch, Jane Gitschier, and Nelson B. Freimer.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS (2000) 67: 755-758.

Absolute Pitch: An Approach for Identification of Genetic and Nongenetic Components
Siamak Baharloo, Paul A. Johnson, Susan K. Service, Jane Gitschier, and Nelson B. Freimer.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS (1998) 62: 224-231.

Instant Recognition: The Genetics of Pitch Perception
Peter K. Gregersen.
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS (1998) 62: 221-223.

Articles published in the Lay Press:

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits
New York Times
Perri Klass
9/10/12

Perfect pitch both genetic and learned
Napa County Science News Examiner
Bryan Ness
7/5/09

The ears have it
BBC Music Magazine
Charlotte Gardner
July 2009

My Cell Phone Rings in A Minor
UCSC Science Notes
Written by Alissa Poh, Illustrated by Filipe Franco
8/15/08

California scientists search for perfect pitch
NPR story and broadcast
Joe Palca
8/28/07

Looking for genetic perfection
BBC News
Maggie Shields
1/29/02

Noting the Perfect Pitch
Rare musical ability to distinguish sounds by ear could be genetic

San Francisco Chronicle
Carl T. Hall
1/14/02

A Conversation with Jane Gitschier
HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE BULLETIN ONLINE
Cori Vanchieri
9/01

Tis a Gift To Be Perfect. Or Is It?
New York Times
Bernard Holland
3/1/98

UCSF researchers seek subjects for perfect-pitch study
JEWISH BULLETIN ONLINE
Lori Eppstein

"Perfect Pitch": nature or nurture?
EXAMINER
by Lisa M. Krieger
7/13/97