On Matching Genes

Published: 13th July 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2014 12:04 PM   |  A+A-

A study observing the genetic basis of cognitive traits, led by scientists from the University of Oxford and King’s College London, finds that about 50 per cent of genes that have an influence on a child’s reading ability, also have an affect on their mathematics aptitude. Complex cognitive traits such as reading and mathematics are highly heritable and are shown to be associated with quality of life.


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