Tagged: twins

Can genes really predict educational achievement? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jul 27, 2016

Daphne Martschenko, University of Cambridge Researchers at King’s College London say they are able to predict educational achievement from DNA alone. Using a new type of analysis called a “genome-wide polygenic score”, or GPS, they analysed DNA samples from 3,497 people in the ongoing Twins Early Development Study. They found that people whose DNA had … Read More

Twins and genetic performance - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 26, 2016

Identical twins have school test scores that are more closely correlated than scores from fraternal twins. de Zeeuw et al look at data from the Netherlands Twin Register. Even children attending the same primary school and taught by the same teacher differ greatly in their performance. In the Netherlands, performance at the end of primary school determines the enrollment … Read More