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Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment

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Educational attainment is strongly influenced by social and other environmental factors, but genetic factors are estimated to account for at least 20% of the variation across individuals1. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for educational attainment that extends our earlier discovery sample1, 2 of 101,069 individuals to 293,723 individuals, and a replication study in an independent sample of 111,349 individuals from the UK Biobank. We identify 74 genome-wi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/nature17671

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Beauchamp, JP More by this author
Fontana, MA More by this author
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Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation More from this funder
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Consolidator Grant (647648 EdGe)
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Journal website
Publication date:
2016
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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uuid:25a9aa15-e856-4704-a490-46effb50063b
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612168
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pubs:612168

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