New Study on Genetics of Educational Attainment – 23andMe March 31, 2022 – DNA Saturdays April 2, 2022

I saw this recently on 23andMe – New Study on Genetics of Educational Attainment: Much longer article, but here are some of the relevant portions. I included the topics below.

March 31, 2022 By 23andMe under 23andMe Research

Using data from more than 3 million people, a team of researchers from the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium completed what is now the largest genetic study ever done on educational attainment, the measure of the number of years someone spends in school.

Educational attainment is influenced primarily by institutional and environmental factors, such as socioeconomic status, school quality, and the neighborhood where you grow up,”said Aysu Okbay, the study’s lead author and an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. “But psychological characteristics that are influenced by genes, including certain cognitive abilities and personality traits, also matter for school performance.” 

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