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The new genetics of intelligence

Plomin, Robert and von Stumm, Sophie (2018) The new genetics of intelligence. Nature Reviews Genetics, 19. pp. 148-159. ISSN 1471-0056

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Identification Number: 10.1038/nrg.2017.104


Intelligence — the ability to learn, reason and solve problems — is at the forefront of behavioural genetic research. Intelligence is highly heritable and predicts important educational, occupational and health outcomes better than any other trait. Recent genome-wide association studies have successfully identified inherited genome sequence differences that account for 20% of the 50% heritability of intelligence. These findings open new avenues for research into the causes and consequences of intelligence using genome-wide polygeni

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Additional Information: © 2018 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 14:59
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2024 17:30

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