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Dissecting how genetic and environmental influences impact on learning is helpful for maximizing numeracy and literacy. Here we show, using twin and genome-wide analysis, that there is a substantial genetic component to children,s ability in reading and mathematics, and estimate that around one half of the observed correlation in these traits is due to shared genetic effects (so-called Generalist Genes). Thus, our results highlight the potential role of the learning environment in contributing to differences in a child,s cognitive abilities at age twelve.
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jul 2014|
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Dr Oliver S Davis
- Bristol Population Health Science Institute
- Bristol Medical School (PHS) - Reader in Statistical Genetics
- MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
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