How individual differences in behaviour, such as GCSE scores and university entrance, can be predicted from DNA alone, using polygenic scores
- Mon 16th Oct 2017
The first law of behavioural genetics is that all behavioural dimensions and disorders show significant and substantial genetic influence. The most exciting advance is that it is now possible to predict individual differences in behaviour from DNA alone. Prof. Plomin will describe this new approach, called polygenic scores, using examples from his recent research on cognitive and educational traits. Polygenic scores are a game-changer for behavioural research and are ripe for application.
Prof. Robert Plomin, King's College, London
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One of the most inspirational speakers and subjects that I have had the privilege to listen to.
Good to see topics like this on the agenda and a good example of application of research to what is currently a very controversial subject
Very impressive, and one of the most significant CSAR lectures in recent times.
The lecture will be preceded by a short presentation from a CSAR PhD Student Award winner
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