DNA variants account for 9% of achievement differences in 16-year-olds

Sophie von Stumm, Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, explains how behavior – an important factor in children’s ability to learn – is influenced by genes. Using DNA scores from a large sample of schoolchildren, her research has found that DNA variants account for 9% of the achievement differences in 16-year-olds.

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