This question is designed to test claims about how certain well-known words and
phrases are understood by researchers in various fields. To keep the survey short,
each person is asked only about one word or phrase. Your answer can be as long as
you like, but even brief answers are very valuable to us. This is the final
question on the survey.
": In your own work do you talk of a gene (or genes) 'for' something?
If so, what sort of things are there genes for, and what do you understand this
locution to mean? (If you don't think the idea of 'gene for' has any value for
your work, please explain why not).