The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is an organized research unit of the CU Boulder Graduate School dedicated to conducting and facilitating research on the genetic and environmental bases of individual differences in behavior.
Founded in 1967, IBG is one of the top research facilities in the world for genetic research on behavior. Data collection and analysis are ongoing for several internationally renowned studies including the Colorado Adoption Project, the Colorado Twin Registry, the National Youth Survey Family Study, the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, and the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development Study. IBG is home to one of the nation's largest DNA repositories for research on human behavior, as well as housing a wide array of behaviorally and genetically defined lines of selected, recombinant inbred, transgenic and knockout-gene mice. Current research includes studies of aging, neurodegenerative disease, psychopathology, reading and learning disabilities, cognition, substance abuse, behavioral development and evolution.