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Genes that account for level of education.

Genes that account for level of education.

Scientists have identified more than 1,200 differences in genes which help account for the level of education people achieve.

The international researchers say their findings, from one of the largest studies of its kind, shed new light on the role genetics play in influencing human behaviour.

 

The team examined the genetic composition and educational history of more than 1.1 million people from 15 European countries, aged 30 and over, and found 1,271 genetic variants linked with years spent in school.

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