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Multinational Study Identifies Links Between Genetic Variants and Educational Attainment

May 30, 2013

image of graduation caps thrown up in the air A multinational team of researchers has identified genetic markers that predict educational attainment by pooling data from more than 125,000 individuals in the United States, Australia and 13 Western European countries. Full Story

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