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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a new analysis, an international team of researchers identified more than 1,200 SNPs associated with educational attainment.

A previous study published in 2016 of nearly 300,000 individuals linked 74 SNPs to the amount of formal education participants completed. Many of those SNPs had also been tied to brain development.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

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