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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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2014 Faculty of Life Sciences Excellence in Teaching Awards

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Congratulations Nick Lane on being one of the 2014 recipients of the Faculty of Life Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.  The award is made in recognition of outstanding achievements in both the classroom and in support of our students' education.  

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