Genes influence academic ability across all subjects

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Genes influence academic ability across all subjects

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:08 am

Genes influence academic ability across all subjects, latest study shows


You may feel you are just not a maths person, or that you have a special gift for languages, but scientists have shown that the genes influencing numerical skills are the same ones that determine abilities in reading, arts and humanities.

The study suggests that if you have an academic Achilles heel, environmental factors such as a teaching are more likely to be to blame.

The findings add to growing evidence that school performance has a large heritable component, with around 60% of the differences in pupil’s GCSE results being explained by genetic factors.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015 ... tudy-shows

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