The course of anthropogenetics in a classical university

  • L. A. Atramentova


The article describes the principles of teaching the course of anthropogenetics in a classical university, taking into account the needs of various branches of science and practical activity: medicine, pedagogy, psychology, criminology, pharmacology, etc. The main examples of the most frequent mistakes in the planning and organization of anthropogenetic research are given. These examples concern the approaches and methods of genetics in solving scientific and practical problems associated with human heredity. The most outstanding achievements of Kharkov anthropogenetic school as the center of systematic research in the field of human genetics in Ukraine are described. The description of the training course of anthropogenetics, taught at the Biological Faculty of the V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University is given.

Keywords: anthropogenetics.


Soĭfer V.N. Red biology. Pseudoscience in USSR. / Moskovskiĭ psikhologo-sotsialnyĭ institut. Moskva: Izdatelstvo «FLINTA». 1998. 264 s.

Pomylky ta fal′syfikat͡siï v naukovykh doslidz͡henni͡akh. URL: (Last accessed: 22.02.2018).

Cavalli-Sforza L.L., Bodmer W.F. The Genetics of Human Populations, Freeman, San Francisco. 1971. 962 p.

Atramentova L.A., Ishchuk M.L., Utevska O.M. Genetic demographic analysis of western Ukrainian populations: the marriage structure of populations from the Khmel'nitskii oblast with respect to ethnicity and birthplace. Russian Journal of Russian Journal of Genetics. 2004. Vol. 40, No. 8. P. 1131–1137.

Atramentova L.A., Meshcheriakova I.P., Filiptsova O.V. Characteristics of migration in the population of Evpatoria (Crimea). Russian Journal of Russian Journal of Genetics. 2014. Vol. 50, No. 9. P. 1124–1132.

Gorshunska M.U., Karachentsev Y.I., Atramentova L.A., Tyzhnenko T.V., Kravchun N.A., Pochernyaev A.K., Poltorak V.V. Q192R Polymorphism of PON1 Gene in Type 2 Diabetic Patients. Cytology and Genetics. 2011. Vol. 44, No. 1. P. 48–51. doi: 10.3103/S0095452711010087

Atramentova L.A., Poltorak V.V., Tyzhnenko T.V., Gorshunska M.Yu., Pochernyaev A.R. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism of +276G>T Adiponectine (APM1) Gene in Donors of Kharkiv Population. Cytology and Genetics. 2010. Vol. 43, No. 6. P. 40–44. doi: 10.3103/S009545271006006X

Cao Yu., Atramentova L.A. Genetic and Epigenetic Changes of FHIT Gene in Patients with Esophageal Cancer. Cytology and Genetics. 2010. Vol. 43. No. 6. P. 40–44. doi: 10.3103/S009545270906005X

Pagani L., Lawson D., Jagoda E., Atramentova L, Utevska O. et al. Genomic analyses inform on migration events during the peopling of Eurasia. Nature. 2016. Vol. 21, No. 538. P. 238–242.

Agdzhoyan A.T., Kachanov N.V., Yusupov Y.M., Makmak N.I., Mustafaeva L.A., Atramentova L.A., Balanovskaya E.V. The Genetic Annals of the Crimean Peninsula on the Data of the Gene Pools of Karaites, Crimean Tatars and Greeks. Vestnik antropologii. 2017, No. 3 (39). P. 91–97.

Atramentova L.A., Filiptsova O.V. Introduction in Psychogenetics. Moskow: FLINTA, 2004, 2007, 2014. 176 p.

Atramentova L.A., Filiptsova O.V. Genetic Analysis of Human’s Behavior. Palmarium Academic Publishing, 2014. 268 p.

Atramentova L.A., Luchko E.N. Aggression and Empathy as Genetic Differentiation Factors of Urban Population. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2016. Vol. 52, No. 6. P. 705–712.

Kurbatova O.L., Pobedonostseva E.Yu., Veremeichyk V.M., Prudnikova A.S., Atramentova L.A., Tsybovsky I.S., Udina I.G. Genetic Demography of Populations of Three Megalopolises in Relation to the Problem of Creating Genetic Databases. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2013. Vol. 49, No. 4. P. 448–457.

Gorpynchenko M.Yu., Burkova V.V., Utevska O.M., Atramentova L. A. Ukrainian Surnames as Quasi-genetic Marker. The Correlation with Blood Group and Y-chromosome Haplogroups. The Journal of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Series “Biology”, 2015. Issue 25. P. 101–109.