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BEHAVIORAL GENETICS

Indirect paths from genetics to education

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The largest genetic study of educational attainment (EA) so far combines gene mapping and family analyses to show that genetic associations with EA and its health benefits may be mostly indirect. As such, future genetic studies of human social and behavioral traits must include diversity in population, demographic and environmental contexts.

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Fig. 1: Expanded context for EA genetics.

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Schork, A.J., Peterson, R.E., Dahl, A. et al. Indirect paths from genetics to education. Nat Genet 54, 372–373 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-021-00999-5

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