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David Murrell promoted to Senior Lecturer

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Congratulations to Dr David Murrell who will be promoted to Senior Lecturer as part of this year's academic and research promotions round.  Promotions will take effect from 1st October.

Analysis by Dr Oliver Davis and collaborators show the correlation between reading and mathematics ability at age twelve has a substantial genetic component

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The analysis published in Nature Communications, show, using twin and genome-wide analysis, that there is a substantial genetic component to children’s ability in reading and mathematics, and estimate that around one half of the observed correlation in these traits is due to shared genetic effects (so-called Generalist Genes). Thus, the results highlight the potential role of the learning environment in contributing to differences in a child’s cognitive abilities at age twelve.

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