DNA Can Be Used To Predict Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities

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DNA Can Be Used To Predict Academic Achievement, Learning Disabilities
"We believe that, very soon, polygenic scores will be used to identify individuals who are at greater risk of having learning difficulties," said Saskia Selzam, from the MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at King's College London.

Scientists say they can predict academic achievement just by looking at someone’s DNA. The King’s College London scientists used a new genetic scoring technique and found that a genetic score comprising 20,000 DNA variants explains almost 10 percent of the differences between children’s educational attainment at the age of 16. According to a statement from the…