How well students do in school may come down in part to their genes, as King's College London researchers report that academic achievement is largely heritable.

As they write in Scientific Reports this week, King's Robert Plomin and colleagues compared how well more than 12,000 identical and fraternal twins performed on UK General Certificate of Secondary Education exams. From this, they found that GCSE subject scores were highly heritable.

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